Last month, a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) returned home from a trip to Wuhan to uncover the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor John Watson was part of the team and in this blog he gives his account of what the trip was like and what they uncovered.
PHE has one of the most advanced public health systems for influenza surveillance in the world. Read our blog to learn more about how we track and act on flu each winter.
PHE centres see some illnesses regularly and have well-rehearsed processes in place. But some diseases are more unusual than others, for which we must be well prepared. This blog looks at how a case of MERS in England was detected, traced and treated.
Deploying to assist in dealing with a disease outbreak in another country can be an incredibly rewarding but also stressful and challenging experience. In this blog from our Disease Detectives series we look at what it is like to work as field logistician and to deploy anywhere in the world at 48 hours notice.
Neil Bentley, Head of Specialist Microbiology Technical Services for Public Health England, talks about his life as a disease detective including his time in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak.
In November 2017, supermarket loyalty cards were used to trace the source of a large E Coli outbreak affecting mainly men in England. Find out how in this blog from our Disease Detectives series.
This blog is part of Disease Detectives, a series which showcases PHE science. How body piercings and unsafe aftercare led to a national outbreak of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Everyday people in the UK choose to have body piercings and hopefully most …
Dr Lauren Cowley, formerly a PhD student at PHE and now a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, tells us about her time working on the front line in West Africa tackling the Ebola outbreak …
This blog is part of Disease Detectives, a series which showcases PHE science. This piece comes from our Emerging Infections and Zoonoses team and was written by PHE epidemiologist Jennifer Lloyd.