The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is aware of seven confirmed and one possible case of Legionnaires’ disease in people who have stayed or visited Blanes in Costa Brava. Cases are from Spain, the Netherlands and Latvia. The age range of the patients, who are all recovering, is from 48 to 82 years. There are no UK cases associated with this outbreak.
Category: Public Health
A man who let his dog foul on a football pitch in Stone has been handed a bill of nearly £500. Magistrates heard Nigel Green let his black Labrador dog off its lead at the town’s Westbridge Park. It was seen defecating on the grass behind one of the goalposts in the park.
Mr Mohammed Quren, owner of the Desert’s Rose Ltd, 55 Bute Street in Luton, was found guilty at Luton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 16 August for failing to comply with law by not preventing smoking in a smokefree place.
North Kesteven District Council is stressing the importance of complying with smoke-free legislation after successfully prosecuting two men smoking in a work vehicle, five years after the law took effect.
Two further case of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed in the Stoke-on-Trent outbreak bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11. All those affected are between their late 40s and mid 70s. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is also investigating two cases identified in early summer as being possibly linked to the current cluster.
Manchester City Council has successfully prosecuted the owner of a Chorlton shisha bar, after he and customers were found smoking shisha on the premises.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) can confirm it is investigating a recent increase in cases of the gastrointestinal infection, cryptosporidiosis, across four regions in England – the North East, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands.
Poisons experts are advising people planning country and woodland walks this summer how to reduce their risk of a snake bite.
The foundations for a public health map for Europe, with a focus on environmental factors, have been laid, as part of an innovative HPA led project.
Islington Council has warned irresponsible dog owners they risk a criminal record if they don’t bag and bin their pet’s waste.
Public Health: HPA – Still no convincing evidence that mobile phone technologies cause adverse effects on human health
A new report by the Health Protection Agency’s independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) has concluded that there is still no convincing evidence that mobile phone technologies cause adverse effects on human health.
New figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) on World Malaria Day show that despite a five per cent decrease in malaria infections reported in 2011 (1,677) compared to 2010 (1,761), cases among travellers returning from the Indian-subcontinent increased by 22 per cent, from 274 cases in 2010 to 334 cases in 2011. The [...]
THE owner of a Middlesbrough café has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 in fines and costs after breaching smoke-free laws. (Photos on Flickr)
Luton Borough Council is reminding businesses to ensure smoking regulations are adhered to after successfully prosecuting an employee of Alpha Taxi for breaching the law.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is reminding people to be ‘tick aware’ this year and take sensible precautions to reduce their risk of Lyme disease, as Tick Bite Prevention Week (26 March – 1 April) begins.
Provisional figures released today by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show there were 9,042 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the UK in 2011. Compared to provisional numbers reported in 2010 (8,587), this is a five per cent increase.
Amrud Gulam and Imran Khan of La Sheesh at 15 Windsor Street in Luton were found guilty by Luton Magistrates Court on 6 February for failing to prevent smoking in a smoke free place and failing to display an A5 sign at the entrance of the premises.
THE owner of a Middlesbrough takeaway has been fined for failing to secure the waste produced by his business. (Photos on Flickr)