University of Kentucky officials were informed this week that a student has been hospitalized with a probable case of bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is a serious, and potentially fatal disease....

In a follow-up on the flu situation in the United Kingdom this season, seasonal flu activity levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK but various indicators show the rate of increase...

Bird flu has been detected in 17 wild birds in Dorset, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed today, with more expected over the coming days. This is the first confirmed finding...

New Public Health England (PHE) statistics show that seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK. There has been a 78% increase in the GP consultation rate with flu...

Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group published two systematic reviews this week about the safety of mefloquine (Lariam) for preventing malaria...

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs – infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that...

On September 7, 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) reported three cases of Plasmodium vivax malaria in UK residents who had traveled to Cyprus in August 2017. All travelers had visited a resort in Esentepe...

A research team, led by John Graham-Brown at the University of Liverpool, describe three cases in UK dogs with recent history of travel to mainland Europe. They call for vigilance when examining travelled...

Previously thought to be effective for 10-15 years, a new case-control study found that if given in early teenage years (12-13), the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine protected over 50% of UK children...

Health officials in Wales are reporting two additional measles cases in the ongoing outbreak prompting urging for parents to ensure their children are protected as school summer holidays begin. The two...