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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A Game Changer in Public Health Promotion
HPRU Member Charlotte Hemingway uses game analytics to assess the feasibility and effect of mobile games to promote public health messages.

Posted on: 27/03/2018

Five diseases you can catch from pets
Learn about the infections people can catch from pets.

Posted on: 18/03/2018

Early Results of Lassa Virus Sequencing and Implications for Current Outbreak Response in Nigeria
Our HPRU EZI team at PHE Porton Down have been assisting the response to the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria.

Posted on: 12/03/2018

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Viral meningitis: current issues in diagnosis and treatment
McGill F, Griffiths MJ, Solomon T
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 28118219

Fletcher TE, Bleeker-Rovers CP, Beeching NJ
Medicine UK, 

The Effect of Nucleic Acid Extraction platforms and sample storage on the integrity of viral RNA for use in whole genome sequencing
Lewandowski K, Bell A, Miles R, Carne S, Wooldridge D, Manso C, Hennessy N, Bailey D, Pullan ST, Gharbia S, Vipond R
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, 

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