UKHSA is urgently investigating a number of monkeypox cases recently identified in the UK. You can find our updates on this GOV.UK page. Monkeypox is a viral infection usually associated with travel to West Africa. This is the first time …
The scientific capabilities and technologies at our health security laboratories, including those in our science campuses at Porton Down, Chilton and Colindale and our regional labs co-located with the NHS, are at the core of our mission to protect people from all health hazards.
Disease surveillance is one of UKHSA’s most essential functions. We ensure that we gather the right information at the right time – and present this information clearly and accurately to inform public health decisions in response to emerging or ongoing threats of disease.
Today marks the start of British Science Week, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, and an opportunity to highlight health protection science and UKHSA’s contribution as an organisation with science at its heart.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has made necessary have had a significant impact on the education, health and social development of our children and young people.
We know the pandemic is not over, so it’s important we continue to take simple and effective actions that will protect our families and communities, particularly those at the greatest risk of severe illness.
I was told aged 13 that I should consider becoming a biology teacher by my school careers advisor. Biology was one of my favourite lessons at school and this planted the seed that I could go on to study it in higher education.
*Data presented in this blog is accurate as of Thursday, February 10, but is subject to change over time. For the latest data on vaccine effectiveness, read the UKHSA’s Vaccine Surveillance Reports, published weekly. Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines …
To adapt to the changing picture on COVID-19 reinfections, UKHSA has changed the case definition for COVID-19. This blog explains how we have done this and why.
More than one in ten eligible children under the age of five in England haven’t had the MMR vaccine or are only partially vaccinated. This blog looks at why getting fully vaccinated against MMR is so important.
Over the last two years the COVID-19 Dashboard has played a central role in managing the pandemic. This blog looks at the evolution of the dashboard, how the data features in our daily lives and why transparency is so important.