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13 October 2014
The Ebola outbreak that began earlier in the year continues to spread in West Africa, with the official death toll now over 4,000. There has been a huge amount of media coverage surrounding the virus, particularly around the likelihood that it might reach the UK. We spoke to Society Champion Dr Ed Wright, a Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at the University of Westminster, to get the facts about the disease.
10 October 2014
Today, Public Health England released a new report that describes the antibiotic prescribing habits of General Practitioners (GPs) and hospitals. The report showed that there was a 6 per cent increase in antibiotic prescriptions between 2010 and 2013.
24 October 2014
24 October is World Polio Day, an event that aims to raise awareness of the continuing threat of polio to children in some parts of the world. A global effort to eradicate the disease has been ongoing for 26 years, reducing the number of cases from over 350,000 in 1988 to 406 in 2013. Today, […]
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