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HPA scientists found evidence of link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix jab and narcolepsy cases in children

Measles cases pass total for 2010

Cases of measles in the first five months of this year have surpassed the number for the whole of 2010, according to new data.

School hit by measles outbreak

An independent school has been struck by an outbreak of measles which is believed to have affected up to 20 children.

Cameron concedes that health reforms should be ripped up

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will today endorse wholesale changes to the Government's controversial health reforms, giving patients the "right to challenge" poor services for the first time and guaranteeing them a choice of doctors and treatments.

Vaccine offers '80 per cent protection' against main cause of meningitis

There are about 1,600 cases of meningococcal disease caused by meningitis B each year and about 120 deaths

HIV: Thirty years after the first diagnosis, Britain heads for 100,000 cases

While Aids experts say prevention campaigns are not altering sexual behaviour, medical progress means the disease need not be fatal

1,800 hit by virulent E.coli strain

More than 1,800 people worldwide have been infected by highly toxic E.coli, with almost 200 new cases in Germany in the last few days.

Fewer jailed for carrying knives

Three British nationals in the UK have been infected with E.coli linked to the German outbreak, the Health Protection Agency said.

334 cases of measles reported, says HPA

More than 330 cases of measles have been reported in the first three months of 2011 - similar to the whole of last year.

E.coli outbreak hits primary school

The Health Protection Agency is investigating an outbreak of E.coli after five cases were confirmed at a primary school.

Measles alert over travel to France

Parents planning to take children to France on holiday should get them vaccinated against measles because France is in the grip of an epidemic, the Health Protection Agency says.

'Lyme disease nearly made me come indoors,' says Ray Mears

Survival guru highlights tick-borne diseases

Pupils to get antibiotics after meningitis death

Around 500 pupils at a school in Cornwall are to be given antibiotics after a young girl died from meningitis and another pupil was admitted to hospital with a suspected case of the disease.

Dangerous bugs lurk in most dishcloths

The innocent-looking dishcloth on the draining board could be a killer. Nine in 10 home dishcloths harbour dangerous levels of stomach bugs, according to a government survey.

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