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  • Professor John Oxford highlights the lessons learnt from the 2009 global outbreak of Swine flu

    Paradoxically, but also fortunately, preparations for the influenza 2009 ‘A’ Swine (H1N1) outbreak began long ago in 1997. In that year, it became apparent that an avian influenza virus, designated H5N1, had jumped the species barrier from chickens to humans.

    By 1997 it had...

  • With the notable exceptions of the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands, meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become endemic in healthcare organisations across Europe and many other parts of the world. The impact of this situation on the delivery of healthcare is now significant, both in terms of human morbidity and...