Speciality: Infection and Biology
General resources at a glance
Ebola virus disease is a serious illness that originated in Africa, where there is currently an outbreak.
Which asymptomatic patients need screening for HBV and HCV?
The infectious diseases (ID) UHCW looks after adult patients (over 16) with all types of infection or suspected infection. We are a regional centre for infectious diseases and tropical medicine.
This statement has been agreed by the UK public health agencies: UK Health Security Agency, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland.
Complications of chicken pox in pregnancy include severe maternal varicella and congenital varicella syndrome.
Referral for virtual monitoring of at risk suspected COVID-19 cases and those with long term respiratory conditions with pulse oximetry [formerly known as COVID Oximetry@home (virtual Ward)]
There is a higher than expected national increase in notifications of invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) and scarlet fever. Scarlet fever and iGAS infection are both notifiable diseases
Sepsis - overwhelming infection requiring urgent treatment
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections. In order to avoid misdiagnosis of UTI and the subsequent overtreatment / misuse of antibiotics please adhere to the following principles when using dipsticks.
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes.