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  •  Estimating Hepatitis B virus prevalence among key populations of EuropeBy Sandra Bivegete, PhD Researcher in Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a serious infection of the liver that can be transmitted through blood, often at birth or via unsafe injection practices, and/or sexually, via other bodily fluids. Hepatitis B is often called the 'silent killer' because many people who have it are asymptomatic and unaware they are infected. Chronic infection can lead to progressive liver disease, resulting in cirrhosis and liver cancer. It affects about 296 million people worldwide and is responsible for approximately […]
  • Daily testing vs self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic By Alex Martin, Research Associate, Psychological Medicine, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response, King’s College LondonWhilst I was a PhD student at King's College London, I had the opportunity to support the Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response (HPRU EPR) during an internship in 2021. I was supported to take the lead for the HPRU on a collaboration with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), NHS Test and Trace, and our sister HPRU at the University of Bristol.The problemDuring 2020 and 2021, people who had been in contact with […]
  •  What does vaccination mean to people aged 55+ in the UK? By Taru Silvonen (Research Assistant) and Hannah Christensen (Associate Professor), Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at University of Bristol. This blog is about a research project funded through an NIHR Advanced Fellowship held by Hannah Christensen. Older adults in the UK are in general supportive of vaccines that are available to them free of charge. We found that people tend to know less about shingles and pneumonia vaccines than the flu and Covid-19 vaccines available to them. More information should be available to help everyone […]

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