Health Protection Unit


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Health Protection Unit

A local division (e.g., Thames Valley HPU) of the Health Protection Agency, an executive Government agency in England which is independent of the NHS. The HPUs act on the local level to protect the public from environmental hazards to health, primarily infectious (communicable) disease but also other hazards such as chemicals, toxins and radiation. HPUs work in conjunction with GPs, hospital doctors, microbiology labs, and local authority Environmental Health departments.
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The investigation by the public health protection unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde found that all those struck down had the starter of "prosciutto ham, mozzarella and home-made pesto dressing".
This was announced by EMA Head of Patient Health Protection Unit Noel Wathion, at the EP's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee on 26 March.
Dr Nicola Schinaia, a consultant with the HPA's Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Unit, said: "This is desperately sad and our hearts go out to the girl's family.
Dr Roger Gajraj, a consultant with the Health Protection Unit in Birmingham said: "We have not had any reports of any new cases in almost six weeks and the control measures put in place will have reduced the risk.
West Yorkshire Health Protection Unit has been working with environmental health officers and NHS colleagues in Calderdale to investigate the outbreak.
Dr Roger Gajraj, a consultant with the health protection unit in Birmingham said: "We cannot ban children from the park but for the time being to minimise the risk of infection we are asking parents to take them to other parks in the local area.
Dr Roger Gajraj, a consultant with the HPA's West Midlands East Health Protection Unit, said: "E.
If individuals are concerned they can contact their local Health Protection Unit (HPU) for further advice.
Professor Harsh Duggal, director of the Health Protection Unit in Stafford, said an investigation was being carried out to try to identify the source.
Prof Harsh Duggal, director of the local Health Protection Unit, said: "While we do not currently have a direct link between cases the evidence points to the fact that there is a common source.
Prof Harsh Duggal, director of the Health Protection Unit in Stafford, said: "While we do not have a direct link between the cases, the evidence points to the fact that there is a common source.
Dr Mark Salter, a consultant in communicable disease control from the HPA's health protection unit, said: "Avoid doing anything to excess is the best way to protect your health.

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