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Increase in influenza outbreaks in the UK

Public Health England have advised that influenza is beginning to circulate in certain parts of the UK, with a large number of schools affected in the North East of the country. Over the past week there have been several schools affected in the South West, particularly Somerset and North Somerset. The best protection against seasonal influenza is the annual influenza vaccination and the school immunisation programme is underway. There is lots of information available including leaflets, posters and guidance on recognising and managing outbreaks at:

If you suspect an outbreak please contact your local Health Protection Team on 0300 303 8162 (option 1; option 1)


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"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."