Transmit: Health protection service bulletin. 2010: Issue 4
The fourth edition of Transmit features an update on the blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections team, and gives an overview of infection rates and risk management in relation to hepatitis C and hepatitis B. For hepatitis C, links are provided for the quick reference guide for primary care and for the Northern Ireland Hepatitis C Managed Clinical Network. A list of target groups for hepatitis B immunisation is included.
This latest edition also highlights up-to-date data on Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile, and has a summary on the E. coli 0157 outbreak in September.
As always, other health protection issues are covered in the news section, including a warning on the continued dangers of wild mushrooms.