Medical Examiner Officer Virtual Training April
20 April 2023
In response to cases of monkeypox in the UK, colleagues are working hard with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to evolve guidance covering diagnostics, infection control and clinical advice. Guidance, including information on sending samples to RIPL Porton Down, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/monkeypox
Polio - June 2022
The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA), working with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has found poliovirus in sewage samples collected from the London Beckton Sewage Treatment Works. Wastewater surveillance is being expanded to assess the extent of transmission and identify local areas for targeted action.
Healthcare professionals have been alerted by the UKHSA to these findings so they can promptly investigate and report anyone presenting with symptoms that could be polio, such as paralysis. For more information visit: UKHSA website.
Members of public are urged to ensure polio vaccines are up to date, especially parents of young children who may have missed an immunisation opportunity.
On this page you'll find a hub of resources for those working in virology, including links to upcoming College and CPD-accredited events.