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Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

27 September 2012 Last updated at 19:45 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women across the UK are to be offered a whooping cough vaccine to protect babies from an escalating outbreak of the disease. Very young babies are at the greatest risk of serious complications Continue reading

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

27 September 2012 Last updated at 19:45 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women across the UK are to be offered a whooping cough vaccine to protect babies from an escalating outbreak of the disease. Very young babies are at the greatest risk of serious complications. Ten have died in the UK this year. Continue reading

Whooping cough cases ‘concerning’

Whooping cough cases ‘concerning’

31 August 2012 Last updated at 11:37 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News There has been a large rise in the number of cases of whooping cough, as the outbreak in England and Wales continues. By the end of June there had been 2,466 cases in 2012. There were an additional 1,047 cases in July alone. Continue reading

Legionnaires’ cases rise to 19

Legionnaires’ cases rise to 19

31 July 2012 Last updated at 14:20 ET Another person has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in Staffordshire, bringing the total to 19 cases, health officials have said. One patient has died and eight people are being treated in hospital. Continue reading

Ebola outbreak in Uganda kills 13

Ebola outbreak in Uganda kills 13

28 July 2012 Last updated at 14:14 ET An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has killed at least 13 people and infected a further seven in Uganda. The health ministry says emergency measures are in place to deal with the outbreak, which began in late June but has only just been confirmed as Ebola. The cases have been reported in Kibaale district, about 170km (100 miles) to the west of the capital Kampala Continue reading

Whooping cough outbreak spreading

Whooping cough outbreak spreading

27 July 2012 Last updated at 06:15 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News The outbreak of whooping cough in England and Wales has spread to very young babies who are most at risk of severe complications and death, the Health Protection Agency has warned. There were another 675 cases in June bringing the total to 2,466 for 2012 so far Continue reading

100th Legionnaires’ case reported

100th Legionnaires’ case reported

12 July 2012 Last updated at 14:30 ET One more person has been confirmed as having Legionnaires’ disease – bringing the total number of cases to 100 since the outbreak began in Edinburgh in May. The health secretary said the person had been unwell for some time, and was being treated in hospital Continue reading

Second Legionnaires’ victim dies

Second Legionnaires’ victim dies

14 June 2012 Last updated at 19:20 ET A second person has died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh. The man, who was in his 40s, was from the Gorgie area of the city, which is at the centre of the outbreak Continue reading

Small rise in Legionnaires’ cases

Small rise in Legionnaires’ cases

10 June 2012 Last updated at 11:25 ET The number of confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh has risen slightly to 82. Figures released on Sunday showed one new confirmed case and one further person suspected of having the disease. It is the smallest daily increase since the outbreak was officially acknowledged a week ago. Continue reading

Legionnaires’ total reaches 80

Legionnaires’ total reaches 80

9 June 2012 Last updated at 11:43 ET The number of confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh has risen to 80. Figures released on Saturday show 36 confirmed cases, an increase of eight. The number of suspected cases is down by two at 44 Continue reading