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Streptococcus pneumoniae

You might have seen some recent headlines that picking your nose could spread bacteria that cause pneumonia.

Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus – nearly all children will catch it before they turn 2, and everyone has been infected by it several times before adulthood.

Typhoid fever poster

Salmonella is a common type of bacteria that lives in the guts of people and animals. In most cases in the UK, salmonella infections cause non-life-threatening gut symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting, cramps and fever.

Hands holding a vaccine

A new, more potent flu vaccine to be given to the over 65s has been announced today by Public Health England (PHE).

Blood sample

Understanding the causes and spread of disease is crucial to improving human (and animal) health.

Modern-day volunteer infection studies are carefully managed. The aim is to deliberately expose healthy volunteers to infections – they might get sick, but in a safe and manageable way with healthcare support.

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