INFECTIOUS DISEASES TOOLKIT


In this section you will find all of our relevant articles from trusted sources to give you an overview of the diagnosis and management of common and less common infectious diseases.

We've also gathered together key news stories and opinions from our publications, as well as links to important external resources and organisations.

SEASONAL FLU

LATEST NEWS

UK 'wasted' millions on Tamiflu, study suggests

UK 'wasted' millions on Tamiflu, study suggests

10 April 2014

The influenza drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) does not reduce hospital admissions or complications from flu, a major new analysis has found, suggesting the UK government may have wasted over £400m stockpiling the drug in case of a pandemic.

 
 
Patients at risk as flu vaccine uptake drops to three-year low

Patients at risk as flu vaccine uptake drops to three-year low

27 January 2014

The NHS is set to miss important flu vaccination targets this winter as uptake falls to its lowest point in three years, leaving thousands of vulnerable patients at risk in the event of a flu outbreak.

 
 
Child flu vaccination 'will save more lives'

Child flu vaccination 'will save more lives'

09 October 2013

DH plans to vaccinate children and teenagers aged under 18 against flu have received a boost after research showed it could save more lives than the current programme.

 
 
Shingles vaccine 'restricted' over supply problems

Shingles vaccine 'restricted' over supply problems

18 September 2013

Orders of shingles vaccine are being limited due to delays in supplies reaching the UK, just two weeks after the launch of the national vaccination programme.

 
 
Exclusive: Measles outbreak in London 'inevitable' as practices urged to prepare

Exclusive: Measles outbreak in London 'inevitable' as practices urged to prepare

19 April 2013

LMCs have warned GPs in London to prepare for the 'inevitable' arrival of the measles outbreak in the capital and warned it could kill hundreds.

 
 
School flu cases rise as officials urge antiviral use

School flu cases rise as officials urge antiviral use

20 December 2012

GP consultations for flu are rising in the UK with school children in England worst affected, latest figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show.

 
 

CLINICAL

Seasonal influenza - the basics

Seasonal influenza - the basics

Although public confusion over flu and its symptoms is rife, presentations to GPs are down.

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Viewpoint - Influenza A H1N1: past and future

Viewpoint - Influenza A H1N1: past and future

Professor John Oxford reflects on how this Darwinian virus came to dominate the 2010/11 flu season.

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An update on H1N1 influenza in pregnancy

Pregnant women are now considered a high-risk group for swine flu and should be counselled about early signs and symptoms. By Dr Alexandra Ridout and Mr Wai Yoong

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OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Clinical Review - Pulmonary tuberculosis

Clinical Review - Pulmonary tuberculosis

04 August 2011
  • CPD Article

Contributed by Dr Ian Campbell, honorary consultant physician, University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff, and Dr Matt Brouns, registrar in respiratory medicine, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.

 
 
The Basics - Community-acquired pneumonia

The Basics - Community-acquired pneumonia

09 September 2010

Clinical features depend on patient factors and the infecting organism, explains Dr Harry Brown.

 
 
Clinical Review - The management of HIV

Clinical Review - The management of HIV

25 November 2010
  • CPD Article

Contributed by Dr Charlotte Hopkins and Dr R Monica Lascar, consultants in HIV and genitourinary medicine at Whipps Cross University Hospital, London.

 
 
At a Glance - Genital herpes zoster vs herpes simplex

At a Glance - Genital herpes zoster vs herpes simplex

11 November 2010

Dr Jean Watkins discusses the differences between genital herpes zoster and herpes simplex

 
 
The basics - Herpes infections

The basics - Herpes infections

19 June 2009

Patients should understand the nature of this recurrent viral disease.

 
 
The Basics - Shingles

The Basics - Shingles

07 July 2010

The shingles rash may resemble contact dermatitis or impetigo, explains Dr Judy Duckworth.

 
 
 

Additional Information



International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene


IFH is a non-governmental, charitable organisation that is working to raise awareness of the importance of hygiene in the domestic setting and to develop and promote an approach to home hygiene based on sound scientific evidence. IFH has produced a range of materials including scientific reviews, guidelines, training materials and briefing documents on hygiene and hygiene issues, downloadable from the IFH website.


The Hygiene Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
is a research group devoted to developing a better understanding of hygiene and sanitation practices to help inform public health policy in developed and developing countries.

 
 

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