As students start to return to school, it’s important to be aware of the winter illnesses currently circulating and the best ways to protect your child and others. This blog lists 5 things that can help.
Posts about the work of the Health Protection directorate
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a common bacteria. However, GAS does cause a number of infections, some mild and some more serious.
This blog summarises the latest information and advice on avian flu.
Vaccines and reducing exposure are the best defences we have against monkeypox – in this blog we explain how the vaccine works, who it is being given to and the most important things to know about it.
As this is the first winter without pandemic restrictions in two years, you and your children may be more susceptible to the usual winter bugs and viruses this year. This blogs lists useful advice for managing winter illness in your children.
Read this guide to getting an STI test, including how to order and use STI self sampling kits.
Here we summarise the key findings from our report Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2021, and discuss we need to know to understand the risks, along with some simple steps we can take to stay in good sexual health.
At this time of year many people look forward to warm days and sunshine, but hot weather can affect our health. This blog looks at how to stay safe in hot weather and who is most vulnerable.
This summer the West Midlands is hosting the Commonwealth Games. Preparing for, and managing the Games, is a massive undertaking involving a diverse range of agencies from across the UK and the Commonwealth.
One of the most important tasks partners have is keeping the 6,600 competitors and their teams from 72 nations, around 40,000 volunteers, spectators (one million tickets have been sold) and the local community healthy during this huge event.
As Summer approaches, we look forward to travelling, taking holidays, attending events and enjoying more time outdoors. There are some simple things we can all do to stay safe throughout summer and to keep illness at bay as we enjoy the longer days and better weather.