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Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

A new respiratory illness, similar to 2002’s globally spread Sars virus, has been identified in a man being treated in Britain. The 49-year-old was transferred to a London hospital by air ambulance from Qatar and is the second confirmed case … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer issues health alert after reports of new respiratory illness

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Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

Pregnant women are to be offered whooping cough vaccination in an effort to combat the rise of cases and deaths in newborn babies. Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures for England and Wales show that in the first eight months of … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

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David Heymann appointed as Acting Chair of Public Health England

David Heymann has today been appointed as the Acting Chair of Public Health England. Dr. Heymann, currently Chairman of the Health Protection Agency, will with immediate effect take on the role of Acting Chair of Public Health England, the new … Read more → – David Heymann appointed as Acting Chair of Public Health England

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Spotlight on… Microbiology services in the Health Protection Agency

Public Health England (PHE) will bring together the functions of a range of current bodies. Between them, they currently employ some 4,500 staff in locations across the country and carry out roles from tracking the health of the public to … Read more → – Spotlight on… Microbiology services in the Health Protection Agency

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National events – May 2012

PHE sender organisation senior leaders event – 3 May 2012 A second event for senior leaders of sender organisations for PHE, held on 3 May 2012, heard views from Health Protection Agency (HPA) Regional Director Roberta Marshall and Regional Directors … Read more → – National events – May 2012

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