By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Local media in Edinburgh, Scotland are reporting that two people have been admitted to a local hospital being treated for diphtheria. This has been confirmed by NHS Lothian. According...

By News Desk   @bactiman63 Reports from Health Protection Scotland (HPS) show that the sexually transmitted infections (STI), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have all increased from 2017 to 2018. In...

Scotland health officials have received at least four notifications of wound botulism cases (3 confirmed and one probable) since February. The source of the infection is believed to be heroin contaminated...

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire. In line with the disease prevention response plan, precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place...

Scotland health officials are reporting an increase in syphilis cases, in fact, overall incidence of infectious syphilis in Scotland was at its highest level since implementation of the current surveillance...

In a follow-up on the hepatitis A outbreak in Lanarkshire, Scotland, linked to JB Christie Bakeries, the number of confirmed cases has increased from nine to 42, according to NHS Lanarkshire today. Most...

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has today announced that there has been an increase in levels of norovirus across Scotland. Latest figures show that NHS Boards are experiencing increased norovirus activity. Health...

Scotland health officials reported on the confirmation of eight measles cases in the Edinburgh area in the last two weeks, prompting health officials to ensure they are vaccinated against the very contagious...

In a follow-up on the Scotland E. coli O157 outbreak linked to unpasteurized blue cheese, the multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT) chaired by Health Protection Scotland has been investigating an...

Scottish health officials are investigating 16 confirmed cases of the same strain of E. coli O157, which may be associated with eating blue cheese made from unpasteurized milk. Initial investigations...