Health Protection Agency


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Health Protection Agency

An independent, UK Department of Health-funded agency created by central Government in 2003 to protect the general public from threats to their health from infectious diseases and environmental hazards, including toxic chemicals, hazardous waste or radiation, by providing advice and information to the public, to health professionals such as doctors and nurses, and to national and local government. The HPA plays a central role in preparedness for new and emerging threats, such as bio-terrorism or a virulent new strain of disease.
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Dr Bob Adak, head of the gastrointestinal diseases department at the Health Protection Agency, said: "Although it's too soon to say with certainty what the likely cause of infection is, early indications suggest that a number of people became unwell after eating watermelon.
Pat Troop, chief executive of the Health Protection Agency, said: "As a routine precaution, we have tested those who were associated with the infected or dead birds and reported flu-like symptoms.
The first 5 samples, collected during the initial 2 weeks of the outbreak, were also sent to the Special Pathogens Reference Unit, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health Protection Agency, Salisbury, United Kingdom, for diagnostic confirmation.
Biogen, Oxagen, NASA, DuPont Agriculture, the Health Protection Agency (HPA), and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
A HOT tub is thought to have been the probable source of an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease, the Health Protection Agency has said.
THE Health Protection Agency has launched an investigation into a cluster of cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who have been to Corfu, it said today.
Today, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said people should ensure they wash fruit, vegetables and salads thoroughly, and keep their kitchens clean to prevent another potential outbreak.
The UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA) has published "top tips" for revellers to keep themselves healthy during this season's musical events.
New cases jumped from 1,950 in 2001 to 3,780 in 2010, according to data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Officials from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) North East have been working with hospital and environmental health teams to investigate the cause of the infection.
The Health Protection Agency said the Migrant Health Guide was a "one stop shop" for information to support GPs and practice nurses treating patients from abroad who often had more complex issues.
The health authorities assume there will be no damage to health because the Health Protection Agency has told them that there's been none.

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