PHLS


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PHLS

Abbreviation for:
Public Health Laboratory Service

PHLS

Abbrev. for Public Health Laboratory Service.
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Its specific aims are to use standardized methods of food sampling and testing across Wales, to propose common food types for the all-Wales sampling program, to develop an all-Wales database for monitoring and recording the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat food at the point of sale, to collate and analyze results of food testing throughout Wales, to propose criteria for foods not included in PHLS guidelines, and to produce and disseminate reports and papers on its findings.
Dr Bob Adak of the PHLS said: "More needs to be done to tackle campylobacter infections if food poisoning is to be cut.
Ramsay Immunisation Division, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ
Provisional data for England and Wales, compiled by the PHLS, reveals there were 40 confirmed cases last year.
Dr Kevin Fenton, head of the HIV and STI division of the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, said it was causing great concern.
In tests, the PHLS food microbiology laboratories in Bristol discovered that some brands of cheap sausages contained salmonella
A spokesman for the PHLS said: 'It is thought the MMR uptake rate needs to be about 95 per cent to keep the country measles free.
Mr Gregor stressed that the disease was not usually fatal and there had been no deaths reported to the PHLS, which monitors infectious disease outbreaks.
The PHLS review - HIV and AIDS in the UK - focuses on the current state of the HIV epidemic and shows that, despite advances in treatment over the last decade, the outlook for HIV may be worsening.
Dr Gwenda Hughes, of the PHLS, said: "We have to make sure that young people, and young women in particular, have access to clear and accurate information about sexual health.
The PHLS is also reporting significant increases in other sexually transmitted infections , with syphilis having risen four-fold in six years.