Birmingham is the sexually transmitted disease capital of the UK

Birmingham is the STI capital of the UK, with more 30-somethings getting infected than ever before East London and Glasgow were also STI hotspotsChlamydia was the most commonly treated STI, followed by gonorrhoea and genital warts Average age of diagnosis is now 34.9 By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:00 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 23 April 2013 Birmingham is the sexually transmitted infection capital of the UK, according to new research.

Wales measles outbreak: New case every two hours

New case of measles being diagnosed every two HOURS in South Wales epidemicNumber of children infected with virus has hit 765A further 72 have caught infection over past week Experts say epidemic shows no sign of slowing down By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:28 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 16 April 2013 Immunise: The only answer to the measles outbreak A child is being diagnosed with measles every two hours in the South Wales epidemic – with the total now standing at 765.

Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise

Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise Health Protection Agency figures show rise in first three weeks of MarchEaster travels might have helped infection to spread around the country .

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have "encouraged unsafe sex"

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have 'encouraged unsafe sex' Between 1990 and 2010 there was a 26 per cent increase in the number of men having unprotected sexCases of HIV rose by 76 per cent in this period Experts say introduction of effective drugs is to blame By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 16 February 2013 The number of gay men catching HIV has almost doubled in 20 years because new drugs have encouraged unsafe sex, new research shows.

Coronavirus: Latest UK case of deadly Sars-like virus shows it CAN spread between people

Relative of UK patient suffering deadly SARS-like virus falls ill – proving it IS infectious New patient is a relative of the sufferer who was confirmed to have Sars-like virus on MondaySix hospital staff came into contact with the patient but have not displayed any symptoms so far Original patient had recently travelled to Middle East Takes number of confirmed worldwide cases to 11 By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 13 February 2013 Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to SARS A new Sars-like illness is spreading between humans, experts warn.

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 Teenagers not vaccinated when they were younger are at particular risk of becoming exposed, say experts Several smaller spreads have also occurred in travelling communities across the European Union , the highest annual total since 1994″ class=”blkBorder” /> There were 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 The number of measles cases in England and Wales has reached an 18 year high, it was revealed today.

Norovirus strain that has hit 1.2million in UK and caused chaos in hospitals came from AUSTRALIA

It came from Down Chunder: The norovirus strain that's wreaked havoc across the UK and made 1.2million of us ill started in Oz Most people taken ill with norovirus caught the strain Sydney 2012 The variant was first identified in the UK in October but is already dominant Number of cases of the winter vomiting bug rose as much as 63 per cent compared to last year , has become the 'dominant strain' and may explain the huge rise in the number of cases.

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year Number of norovirus cases up by 83 per cent on this time last yearToll is expected to rise, says the Health Protection AgencyThe number of cases has risen earlier than expected this year, following a trend seen across Europe | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 28 December 2012 More than one million victims have been struck by the winter vomiting bug, figures released today suggest.

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.