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 exploit the synergy, world-class facilities, and breadth and depth in relevant research between these institutions.


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Lyme and tick-borne disease research in the UK
Lyme and tick-borne disease research in the UK: addressing the scientific uncertainties 21-22 November 2019 Report

Posted on: 24/01/2020

Lyme disease in England and Wales more common in older, white females
Patients with Lyme disease in England and Wales hospitals appear to be predominantly white, female and living in areas of low deprivation, according to a new study by the University of Liverpool and Public Health England.

Posted on: 19/08/2019

Volunteers create Outbreak at Bluedot Festival!
The HPRU in EZI supported the Institute of Infection and Global Health's volunteers at the Bluedot Festival. A fictitious infectious disease was released at the science and music festival at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire.

Posted on: 30/07/2019

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Exposures associated with infection with Cryptosporidium in industrialised countries: a systematic review protocol
McKerr C, Chalmers RM, O'Brien SJ, Vivancos R, Christley RM
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Zika Virus Infection Preferentially Counterbalances Human Peripheral Monocyte and/or NK Cell Activity
Lum FM, Lee D, Chua TK, Tan JJL, Lee CYP, Liu X, Fang Y, Lee B, Yee WX, Rickett NY, Chia PY, Lim V, Leo YS, Matthews DA, Hiscox JA, Ng LFP

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