Health Protection Report Vol 6 No 26: 29 June 2012

  • Confirmed pertussis cases in England and Wales: update to end May 2012
  • Anthrax cases in Germany highlight continuing risk of severe infections in drug users
  • New guidance on control of zoonotic infections at farm attractions

via Health Protection Report Vol 6 No 26: 29 June 2012.

Risk of skin and soft tissue infections (including shingles) in patients exposed to anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy:

Risk of skin and soft tissue infections (including shingles) in patients exposed to anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy: results from the British Society for Rheumatology …

JB Galloway, LK Mercer, A Moseley, WG Dixon… – Annals of the Rheumatic …, 2012
Hope Hospital, Salford (Dr Romela Benitha); King’s College Hospital, London, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield (Dr Susan Knight)
 
Dr Knight was one of a number of consultants  acknowledged in this publication for their ‘enthusiastic collaboration’.

Norovirus advice from NHS Confederation

Extract from The Kings Fund 29 November

NHS Confederation

Guidelines for the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings This guidance gives recommendations on the management of outbreaks of vomiting and/or diarrhoea in hospitals and community health and social care settings, including nursing and residential homes.