The overarching aim of this HPRU is to support and strengthen PHE in its role of protecting England from emerging and zoonotic infections. By bringing together internationally leading researchers at the University of Liverpool (UoL), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and PHE, we will exploit the synergy, world-class facilities, and breadth and depth in relevant research between these institutions.


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Challenges posed by the Zika Virus infection
07 February 2017

HPRU EZI event in collaboration with the Royal Society of Medicine - 10 March 2017, London

Blood test can predict life or death outcome for patients with Ebola virus disease
19 January 2017

New HPRU research shows a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of Ebola patients

El Niño fueled Zika outbreak, new HPRU EZI study suggests
20 December 2016

A change in weather patterns, brought on by the 'Godzilla' El Niño of 2015, fueled the Zika outbreak in South America, researchers report

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The UK joint specialist societies guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in immunocompetent adults
McGill F, Heyderman RS, Michael BD, Defres SM, Beeching NJ, Borrow R, Glennie L, Gaillemin J, Wyncoll D, Kaczmarski E, Nadel S, Thwaites G, Cohen J, Davies NWS, Miller A, Rhodes A, Read R, Solomon T
Journal of Infection, 26845731

Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone
Scott JT, Sesay FR, Massaquoi TA, Idriss BR, Sahr F, Semple MG
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26983037

Zika virus and neurological disease – approaches to the unknown
Solomon T, Baylis M, Brown D
Lancet Infectious Diseases, 26923117

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