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What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect any other organ or part of the body. There are two types of TB. Active TB and Latent TB. A person with ACTIVE TB will: Feel ill...

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How is TB contracted

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

People get TB when they breathe in the TB bacteria, which are spread through the air. But most people won’t get ill because: TB bacteria are only in the air after someone with infectious TB coughs or sneezes. You need to spend many hours close to a person with infectious TB to breathe in enou...

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Young and at-risk urged to get latest top-up COVID-19 vaccine

Last updated on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Young and at-risk urged to come forward for latest top-up COVID-19 vaccine in the last few weeks of spring programme Younger people who are at extra risk from COVID-19 are being urged to get their life-saving spring vaccine before the latest offer ends on Sunday 30 June. NHS England – North Wes...

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Health leaders urge people in Wirral to get boosted ahead of Christmas

Last updated on Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Two years on since the NHS delivered the world's first COVID jab, kickstarting the most successful vaccine programme in our history, health leaders in Wirral are calling on the public to get boosted ahead of Christmas. The autumn campaign, which started just three months ago has seen over 750,00...

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Information for Parents on Strep A

Last updated on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

There are lots of viruses that cause sore throats, colds and coughs circulating, especially over winter. These usually resolve without needing any special medical treatment or medicines. However, children can occasionally develop a bacterial infection on top of a viral infection and that can make...

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‘Long Covid’ sufferer from Liverpool tells of battling debilitating symptoms as part of ‘Spread the Facts’ campaign

Last updated on Thursday, June 3, 2021

News Release from Champs Public Health Collaborative  As lockdown restrictions ease, Directors of Public Health in Cheshire and Merseyside are relaunching a campaign to ‘Spread the Facts’ about how young people can play their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.   With the vaccine rollout...

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Covid/System Pressures

Last updated on Monday, January 10, 2022

Monday 10 January 2022 All NHS services are currently under severe pressure. Clear and transparent communication is required to inform the public of the challenges that the NHS is facing and the likely impact on care giving, as well as the processes in place to ensure safety while prioritising t...

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