Protecting university students in the UK against meningococcal disease: vaccination is the way forward

March 6, 2013

Source: Perspectives in Public Health, 2013, 133 (2), pp. 90-91

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Meningococcal disease remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity in university students in the UK. Drs David Turner and Keith Neal from the University of Nottingham and Dr Simon Royal from the University of Nottingham Health Service explore the new vaccinations being developed, and believe that all university students should be offered protection against MenABCWY disease.

Length of publication: 2 page article


Australia launches national scheme to vaccinate boys against HPV

March 6, 2013

Source: British Medical Journal, BMJ 2013;346:f924

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication Type: News

In a nutshell: As Australia has begun to vaccinate boys against human papillomavirus, fresh calls have been made for the United Kingdom to follow suit. The move sees Australia become the first country in the world to publicly fund HPV vaccination of boys in a bid to protect against genital warts and anal, penile, and throat cancers.

Length of publication: 1 page news story


Doctors call for better management of suspected measles cases

March 6, 2013

Source: British Medical Journal, BMJ 2013;346:f1127

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication Type: News

In a nutshell: With measles at its highest level in England and Wales for 18 years, a group of public health doctors are calling for more rigorous isolation of people with suspected measles in the waiting rooms of general practices and hospitals and for trusts to ensure that all staff members have received the MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) vaccination.

Length of publication: 1 page news story


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