The overarching aim of the 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), University of Oxford, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and PHE, we exploit the synergy, world-class facilities, and breadth and depth in relevant research between these institutions.


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Policy Dynamics of COVID-19 in the UK
The HPRU-EZI team has published its results on the policy dynamics of COVID-19 in the UK in the journal Social Science and Medicine. It discusses delayed decision-making, the use of scientific advice and the ‘follow the science’ rhetoric, and tensions between local and centralised responses.

Posted on: 22/10/2020

Professor Semple and guests discuss the 'New Norm'
Professor Semple and guests discuss next steps in terms of what the ‘New Norm’ for society should or will look like, and how this can be managed effectively to prevent or lessen the likelihood of a rise in the pandemic.

Posted on: 18/09/2020

New £4m study to advance understanding of severe coronavirus infection
The University of Liverpool is leading a major new international project to improve our understanding of severe coronavirus infection in humans.

Posted on: 17/09/2020

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Short-term forecasts to inform the response to the Covid-19 epidemic in the UK
S Funk, S Abbott, BD Atkins, M Baguelin, JK Baillie, P Birrell, J Blake, NI Bosse, J Burton, J Carruthers, NG Davies, D De Angelis, L Dyson, WJ Edmunds, RM Eggo, NM Ferguson, K Gaythorpe, E Gorsich, G Guyver-Fletcher, J Hellewell, EM Hill, A Holmes, TA House, C Jewell, M Jit, T Jombart, I Joshi, MJ Keeling, E Kendall, ES Knock, AJ Kucharski, KA Lythgoe, SR Meakin, JD Munday, PJM Openshaw, CE Overton, F Pagani, J Pearson, PN Perez-Guzman, L Pellis, F Scarabel, Semple, K Sherratt, M Tang, MJ Tildesley, E Van Leeuwen, LK Whittles

Neurological disease in adults with Zika and chikungunya virus infection in Northeast Brazil: a prospective observational study
Maria Lúcia Brito Ferreira, MD Maria de Fatima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, PhD Prof Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, PhD Rafael Freitas de Oliveira França, PhD Álvaro José Porto Moreira, MD Maria Íris de Morais Machado, MD Roberta da Paz Melo Raquel Medialdea-Carrera, PhD Solange Dornelas Mesquita, PhD Marcela Lopes Santos, PhD Ravi Mehta, MRCP Rafael Ramos e Silva, MD Sonja E Leonhard, MD Mark Ellul, MRCP Anna Rosala-Hallas, MSc Girvan Burnside, PhD Lance Turtle, PhD Michael J Griffiths, DPhil Prof Bart C Jacobs, PhD Maneesh Bhojak, FRCR Prof Hugh J Willison, FRCP Lindomar José Pena, PhD Carlos A Pardo, MD Prof Ricardo A A Ximenes, PhD Prof Celina Maria Turchi Martelli, PhD Prof David W G Brown, MRCPath Marli Tenório Cordeiro, PhD Suzannah Lant, MBChB Prof Tom Solomon, FRCP
The Lancet Neurology, 

Astrocyte- and Neuron-Derived CXCL1 Drives Neutrophil Transmigration and Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in Viral Encephalitis
Michael BD, Bricio-Moreno L, Sorensen EW, Miyabe Y, Lian J, Solomon T, Kurt-Jones EA., Luster AD
Cell Reports, 

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