Public Health England (PHE)

The application of genomics is reducing the number of people who become ill from foodborne infections, according to Public Health England.

PHE made the comments in a paper on the transition to use of whole genome sequencing (WGS).

“The introduction of routine WGS has improved national and local surveillance, increased the number of outbreaks being…

Public Health England is investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections for the fourth successive year. Up to early August, 57 cases had been reported in England, Scotland and Wales, of which 46 had travelled to Mexico.

Where information is known, people who were infected stayed at several different hotels in the Cancun and Riviera Maya…

No country wants to learn an E. coli serotype not previously associated much with human illness is making people sick — again. Especially when it wasn’t ever known to be a resident strain in the country until three years ago.

The new reality in the United Kingdom is the O55:H7 serotype, which scientists say is…