PHLS


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PHLS

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Medicine) Public Health Laboratory Service
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PHLS overview of communicable diseases 1997: results of a priority setting exercise.
This paper describes the creation of a collaborative forum in Wales that represents organizations with an interest in enhancing food safety, including local authorities, FSA Wales, and PHLS in Wales.
Salmonella enteritidis accounted for 10,755 cases reported to the PHLS during 2001 and of these 393 were type 14B which makes it a comparatively uncommon strain.
The virus was discovered by the PHLS and the World Health Organisation's global influenza surveillance programme.
We know that London has a disproportionate number of HIV-positive people, and that's reflected in the African population," said PHLS spokesman Barry Evans.
Referring to the current outbreak, a PHLS spokesman said: ``Clearly this is a very significant outbreak.
But the PHLS stressed today that the sharp rise was due to a particular outbreak linked to several nurseries and schools in south London, which flared early this year and has now died down.
Dr Noel Gill, of the PHLS, said: "This does give cause for concern and what has been happening in Glasgow and Dublin is unusual.
To review a book of this nature is difficult and therefore we rely on the words of Richard Gilbert, Director of the PHLS Food Hygiene Laboratory in London, who in his foreword says that there is no single person who has contributed more to the applied science of food microbiology internationally than Professor David Mossel.
PHLS Advisory Committee on Gastrointestinal Infections.
Investigation of the level of IgG, IgM and IgA antibodies against A60 antigen in tuberculosis patients referred to PHLS, Ahvaz, Iran.
Research by Dr Tony Howard, director of the PHLS in Wales, suggests that MRSA infections have reached a plateau after a sharp rise during the 1990s.