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Public Health Wales provides health protection services to the people of Wales. These services are integrated with our other public health services and are delivered primarily through:

Topics of Interest

Cases of TB in domestic cats and cat-to-human transmission: 
Public Health England (PHE) has reported that two people developed tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat infected with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis).
Latest quarterly report for the uptake of routine childhood immunisations in Wales: 
The latest COVER report has been published which details the uptake of childhood vaccinations in Wales for the last quarter of 2013 (October-December) and which also includes uptake data for the non-routine BCG and hepatitis B vaccines.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day: 
To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2013, the Welsh Antimicrobial Resistance Programme, Public Health Wales have published three new reports including the annual Antimicrobial Resistance in Wales report covering the time period 2005-2012.

Latest News

Influenza activity in Wales: week 14 2014: 
The weekly clinical consultation rate for influenza in Wales for week 14 2014 is 5.9 consultations per 100,000 population. This is below the threshold for normal seasonal activity but has increased compared to the consultation rate for the previous week (3.8).
GP surveillance of infections in Wales report: 
Weekly newsletter which includes clinical consultations rates of 13 diseases, based on returns from 44 sentinel practices in Wales, and a topical news article. This week - Group A streptococcus infection
Zoonoses: risk assessment, investigation and control workshop: 
A one day multidisciplinary training workshop, with the purpose of bringing together veterinary, health protection and environmental health professionals with responsibility for investigating and managing incidents and outbreaks of zoontic disease, is taking place in Cardiff on 4 June 2014.

Last updated: 09/04/2014