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Zoonotic disease in Scotland

24 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Zoonoses are diseases and infections that are naturally transmissible between vertebrate animals and humans. There are believed to be in excess of 250 zoonotic diseases recognised worldwide, and new d



Incidence of protozoal infection reported to HPS in 2016

19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Cryptosporidium In 2016, HPS received 786 laboratory reports of Cryptosporidium (Figure 1). This represents an increase of 63 (8.7 %) on 2015 when there were 723 reports, and also an increase on the



General bacterial and protozoal outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease reported to HPS in 2016

19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT

ObSurv is the surveillance system established in 1996 for all general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease (ID) in Scotland. For the purpose of ObSurv an outbreak is defined as an incident in wh



STEC in Scotland 2016: enhanced surveillance and reference laboratory data

15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Introduction Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), also known as Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC), are a group of bacteria which can cause gastrointestinal illness in humans. Previously, the org



Gastro-intestinal and Foodborne Infections: Overseas outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease

06 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT

This report has been generated from the surveillance system that HPS uses to collect and disseminate information on potential outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease believed to have been acquired



Gastro-intestinal and foodborne infections: viral pathogens, Listeria, Shigella and Yersinia

23 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Norovirus In 2016, HPS received 1549 laboratory reports of norovirus (NV), a rate of 29.0 per 100,000. While this was an increase of 160 (11.5%) on the 1338 reports received in 2015, both 2014 and 20



HPS report on laboratory-confirmed travel-related infections in Scotland during 2016

09 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Introduction Surveillance of travel-related infections tends to focus on diagnoses in tourists, people visiting friends and relatives, or those returning from business trips. In 2016, these areas of



Annual summary of Salmonella and Campylobacter infections

07 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Salmonella In 2016, HPS received reports of 836 isolates of non-typhoidal Salmonella from people in Scotland – an increase of around 4% on the 803 reported in 2015. This further compares to 71



VTEC in Scotland 2015: enhanced surveillance, reference laboratory and clinical reporting data

18 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Introduction Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) are a group of bacteria which cause gastrointestinal illness in humans. VTEC are widespread in the environment and are present in healthy farmed, wi



Zoonotic disease in Scotland

18 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Zoonoses are diseases and infections that are naturally transmissible between vertebrate animals and humans. There are believed to be in excess of 250 zoonotic diseases recognised worldwide, and new d



Protozoal infections. Incidence of protozoal infection reported to HPS in 2015

13 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Cryptosporidium In 2015, HPS received 723 laboratory reports of Cryptosporidium (Figure 1). While this represents an increase compared to 2014 when there were 431 reports, it is similar to the incide



General bacterial and protozoal outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease reported to HPS in 2015

06 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT

ObSurv is the surveillance system established in 1996 for all general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease (IID) in Scotland. For the purpose of ObSurv an outbreak is defined as an incident in w



Gastro-intestinal and Foodborne Infections: Overseas outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease

24 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT

This report presents information on the surveillance system that HPS uses to collect and disseminate information on potential outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease believed to have been acquired



Gastro-intestinal and foodborne infections: Viral pathogens, Listeria, shigella and Yersinia

29 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Norovirus There were 1389 laboratory reports of norovirus (NV) to HPS in 2015, a rate of 26.0 per 100,000 – similar to the number reported in 2014 of 1306 and equivalent to a rate of 24.5 per 1



Annual summary of Salmonella and Campylobacter infections

02 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Salmonella In 2015, HPS received reports of 802 isolates of non-typhoidal Salmonella from people in Scotland – an increase of around 12% on the 717 reported in 2014. This compares to 813 and 72



Gastro-intestinal and foodborne infection: Zoonotic disease in Scotland - common animal-associated infections

10 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT

Zoonoses are diseases and infections that are naturally transmissible between vertebrate animals and humans. A worldwide total of over 250 zoonotic diseases are currently recognised, with further cond



Incidence of protozoal infections reported to HPS in 2014

15 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT

Cryptosporidium In 2014, HPS recorded 431 reports of Cryptosporidium (Figure 1), an increase of one compared to the 430 reports in 2013. With the exception of 2012 when there were several outbreaks,



VTEC in Scotland 2014: enhanced surveillance, reference laboratory and clinical reporting data

18 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT

Introduction Reported rates of Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli O157) infection in Scotland rose substantially in the mid-1990s and remain consistently high compared to other countries within the UK an



General outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease reported to HPS in 2014

23 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT

ObSurv is the surveillance system established in 1996 for all general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease (IID) in Scotland. For the purpose of ObSurv, an outbreak is defined as an incident in



Gastro-intestinal and Foodborne Infections: Overseas outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease

26 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT

This report presents information on the surveillance system that HPS uses to collect and disseminate information on potential outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease believed to have been acquired