More tests needed to confirm that man was killed in measles epidemic

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of 25-year-old 'first victim' are inconclusive Measles cases in the region have jumped by 56 in the last two days Gareth Williams was suffering with measles at the time of his deathBut tests have been unable to confirm the virus was responsible for deathCoroner has ordered further examinations in order to determine cause .

Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease

Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease 19 new measles cases in the Middlesbrough in the last week after 200 in the last six monthsFigure compares with 11 cases in the whole of 2010 and 18 in 2011 1,000 people queue for MMR jab in Swansea after outbreak .

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in Newcastle

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in NewcastleFour cases of salmonella confirmed after hundreds fall ill with diarrhoeaInvestigation has been launched by Environmental health Officers The source of the infection at charity festival not yet identified By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 21:54 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:18 GMT, 8 March 2013 Around 200 people who attended a spicy food street festival have reported suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting amid fears of a salmonella outbreak, a council spokesman said today.

Why some people get spots and others don"t: Scientists discover the "bad" bacteria that gives us blemishes

Why some people get spots and others don't: Scientists discover the 'bad' bacteria that gives us blemishesEveryone's skin carries acne-causing bacteria, of which there are 'good' and 'bad' strainsHaving too much 'bad' bacteria is what causes acneFindings could pave the way for new treatments By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 Even celebrities cannot escape the acne-causing bacteria: Cameron Diaz succumbs to an outbreak of spots They are the bane of many a teenager's life.

UK resident in intensive care battling potentially fatal SARS-like virus

UK resident in intensive care after becoming 10th person in world to contract potentially fatal SARS-like virus The patient, who recently returned from the Middle East and Pakistan, is being treated in ManchesterIs infected with a new type of coronavirus, which can cause the common cold but also severe illnessThe latest case is the second to be identified in the UK in a patient who died from a severe respiratory infection in June 2012.

Blood stocks running low after festive norovirus outbreak causes shortage of donors

UK blood supplies dangerously low after early norovirus outbreak keeps donors away Stocks of O Negative blood – which can be given to people of different blood groups – are in low supplyNon-attendance by donors increased by 50 per cent just before New Year due to winter vomiting bug By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 17:58 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 3 January 2013 The NHS has made an urgent appeal for O Negative blood donors after the early norovirus outbreak and the festive period caused a drop in donations.

Don"t let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration

Don't let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virusAn outbreak can be caused by stress and tiredness | UPDATED: 22:01 GMT, 22 December 2012 It is the ultimate festive season horror – the sudden appearance of a cold sore.

First there was norovirus, then came flu and next there will be whooping cough as figures show there have been 9,000 cases this year

First there was norovirus, then came flu, now whooping cough makes a comeback with 9,000 cases this year Number of whooping cough cases increased by nearly ten times last yearFigures for November show a total of 1,080 confirmed casesMeanwhile, flu cases highest in children aged five to 14, says HPANorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 22 December 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough has jumped from 944 last year to nearly 9,000 this year, according to the latest figures After doctors up and down the country have dealt with an influx of patients suffering from norovirus, followed up by a wave of flu patients, medical staff are now gearing themselves for people needing help for whooping cough.

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading the winter vomiting bug, says expert

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading the winter vomiting bug, which can be contagious for THREE WEEKS Norovirus expert Professor Ian Clarke says people can be infectious for THREE WEEKS after recoveringHe believes people hugging and kissing at parties is increasing the spreadSales of anti-bacterial hand gel have soared 52 per cent this weekThe number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 20 December 2012 Christmas parties are causing the winter vomiting bug to spread rapidly as sufferers are attending while still infectious, warns a norovirus expert.

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX Death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax amongst people using heroin | UPDATED: 16:27 GMT, 19 December 2012 The death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax among drug users believed to have used contaminated heroin A woman has died after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with anthrax.