Imported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, SwedenArchived
The authors analyzed data on 444 imported cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Sweden during the period 2000-2003. The risk for MRSA carriage or infection in returning travellers ranged from 0.1 per million travellers returning from Nordic countries to 59.4 per million travellers returning from North Africa and the Middle East.
Prevalence, distribution and risk associated with tick infestation of dogs in Great BritainArchived
Current concerns over the potential impacts of climate change and the increased movement between countries of people and companion animals on the distribution of ectoparasites, highlight the need for accurate understanding of existing prevalence patterns.
The impact of haemophilus influenza serotype b resurgence on the epidemiology of childhood invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in England and WalesArchived
The authors describe the epidemiology of invasive Hib and nontype b H. influenzae infections in children &lt;15 years of age in the United Kingdom from 1994 until 2008, and show that the resurgence in Hib disease during the years 1999-2003 did not affect the epidemiology of invasive nontype b H. influenzae disease in children, which provides further support against serotype replacement.
Two recent studies the severity and mortality features of the 2009 pandemic in the UK and MexicoArchived
Two recent studies the severity and mortality features of the 2009 pandemic in the UK and Mexico The United Kingdom
New (Post Pandemic 2009) UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness StrategyArchived
Following an earlier consultation document issued in March 2011 the UK’s Secretary of State for Health, along with the UK’s developed administrations (N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales) published a new influenza pandemic strategy on 10 November.
Accelerating Control of Pertussis in England and WalesArchived
Despite a reduction in pertussis among younger children and infants, rates of pertussis-related sickness and death remain high compared with rates for other vaccine-preventable diseases in England and Wales.
UK parents’ decision-making about measles–mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine 10 years after the MMR-autism controversy: A qualitative analysisArchived
This study indicates, as others have previously, that trust in health professionals and vaccine policy is central to acceptance of MMR.