Systemic and Respiratory Infections


TitleTypeLevel of evidenceSourcePublishedReview
Health risk information sheet - VaccinesFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR)Surveillance dataWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Department of Health information on SARSWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Web directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)
CDC web pages on SARSSurveillance data
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Health information on TuberculosisWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Health risk information sheet - PoliomyelitisFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
General information about Q FeverWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)
Health risk information sheet - LegionellosisFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
European Working Group for Legionella Infection (EWGLI)Web directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Working Group for Legionella Infection (EWGLI)
Department of Health information on Legionnaires diseaseWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Health risk information sheet - LeptospirosisFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
Health risk information sheet - Meningococcal meningitisFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
Department of Health information on InfluenzaWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Group B Streptococcus Support GroupWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Group B Streptococcus Support Group
GP Notebook - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Public leafletEvidence citedGP Notebook
Department of Health information on DiphtheriaWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Department of Health information on AnthraxWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)
Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface (HAI) Web directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)02/11/2011
Seasonal InfluenzaWebpageEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)30/12/2010
Identification of Enterobacteriaceae (BSOP ID16)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)28/09/2010
Bile solubility test (BSOP TP5)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)06/07/2010
Deoxyribonuclease test (BSOP TP12)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)06/07/2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (updated)Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)01/06/2010
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) - NHS Immunisation websiteCare guideline
Web directory
UnspecifiedNHS Immunisation Website12/04/2010
Coagulase test (BSOP TP10)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/03/2010
National Knowledge Service - TBBest practice
Care guideline
Webpage
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)10/02/2010
Investigation of specimens for Legionella species (BSOP 47)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/11/2009
Bird Flu - Avian influenzaPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHS Direct Online14/10/2009
Immunoglobulin Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/04/2009
Case definition and guidance on reporting, and management of SARS patients in the UK in the inter-epidemic periodBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)25/02/2009
Revised Avian Influenza Guidance and Algorithms.Best practice
Factsheet
Web directory
Professional opinion
Unspecified
Health Protection Agency (HPA)21/01/2009
Identification of Corynebacterium diptheriae, Corynebacterium ulcerans and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (BSOP ID2)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2008
Bird flu and pandemic influenza: what are the risks?Best practice
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/06/2008
Pandemic Flu: Frequently asked questionsFactsheet
Webpage
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)01/06/2008
Epstein-Barr virus serology (VSOP 26)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/03/2008
Epidemiological data - Diphtheria notifications, deaths, and vaccine uptake rates 1985-1999Surveillance dataProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)22/02/2008
Epidemiological data - Avian InfluenzaWeb directoryN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)13/11/2007
identification of Legionella species (BSOP ID18)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)12/11/2007
Cytomegalovirus serology (VSOP 28)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)12/10/2007
Identification of Staphylococcus species, micrococcus species and rothia species (BSOP ID 7)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)17/09/2007
Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common coldSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library18/07/2007
Seasonal FluPublic leaflet
Web directory
Professional opinionNHS Direct Online27/06/2007
Epidemiological data - LegionellaSurveillance dataProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)30/05/2007
General Information about coughingPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor22/04/2007
Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library18/04/2007
General Information about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infectionFactsheetProfessional opinionNetdoctor08/03/2007
Frequently asked Questions about Tuberculosis (TB)Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)30/01/2007
Ribavirin for respiratory syncytial virus infection of the lower respiratory tract (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library24/01/2007
Deliberate Release - Questions commonly asked by health care providers about AnthraxCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)24/01/2007
Antibiotics for sore throat (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library18/10/2006
Microscopic-Observation Drug-Susceptibility Assay for the Diagnosis of TBBest practice
Journal article
Research study
Evidence citedThe New England Journal of Medicine12/10/2006
Advice and Guidelines on LegionellaCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)15/09/2006
HPA Influenza Pandemic Contingency PlanBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/09/2006
Editorial - Antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections and conjunctivitis in primary care.Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Journal (BMJ)12/08/2006
Long-acting beta2-agonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with poorly reversible airflow limitation(Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library19/07/2006
Heated, humidified air for the common cold (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library19/07/2006
General information - Staphylococcus aureusFactsheetEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)18/07/2006
Investigation of Specimens for Mycobacterium species (BSOP 40)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/07/2006
Processing Swabs For Group B Streptococcal Carriage (BSOP 58)Best practice
Care guideline
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)26/06/2006
General information about Pleurodynia (Bornholm Disease)Public leafletUnspecifiedIntelihealth23/04/2006
Amantadine and rimantadine for preventing and treating influenza A in adults (Review)Systematic reviewMeta analysisCochrane Library19/04/2006
Tuberculosis Information SheetsPublic leafletEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)16/03/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Legionnaire's diseasePublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online15/03/2006
Microbiological guidance for taking and handling specimens from suspect SARS patientsBest practice
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)21/02/2006
Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel – Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (United States) Best practice
Review
Evidence citedMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report09/02/2006
Influenza - Factsheet for Schools - Wired for HealthFactsheetProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)07/02/2006
Epidemiological Data - Staphylococcus aureusSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)06/02/2006
Investigation of human herpes viruses (excluding herpes genitalis) (VSOP 23)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)03/02/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)Public leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online03/02/2006
General Information - Diphtheria Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/02/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Cytomegalovirus (CMV)Public leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online02/02/2006
Avian Influenza ("bird flu") - Fact sheetFactsheetEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/02/2006
Effect of Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection on the T Cell Response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens Journal articleEvidence cited01/02/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - BronchitisPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online26/01/2006
Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library25/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Common coldPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online17/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - CoughPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online17/01/2006
Avian Influenza frequently asked questionsFactsheet
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)05/12/2005
Statutory Notifications of Infectious Diseases (NOIDS)Web directoryN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)15/11/2005
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Pneumococcal infectionsPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online14/11/2005
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Pandemic fluPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online02/11/2005
Revised Interim guidelines for investigation and reporting of suspected human cases of avian influenza. Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/11/2005
Explaining pandemic flu: a guide from the Chief Medical Officer Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)19/10/2005
Pandemic Flu: Important information for you and your familyFactsheet
Public leaflet
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)19/10/2005
Factsheet about Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumonaie diseaseFactsheetEvidence citedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)06/10/2005
General Information about TuberculosisPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor21/09/2005
Operational Framework for stockpiling, distributing and using antiviral drugs in the event of pandemic influenza Best practiceProfessional opinion
Unspecified
Department of Health (DH)21/09/2005
Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)16/08/2005
Influenza Immunisation Programme (2005/06)Web directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)25/07/2005
Antibiotics for the Common Cold and Acute Purulent RhinitisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library20/07/2005
Epidemiological data - Whooping cough PertussisSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2005
Epidemiological data – Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)Surveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2005
General Information about RSVPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor06/07/2005
General Information about sore throatPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor06/07/2005
General Information about Scarlet FeverPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor06/07/2005
Frequently asked questions about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)22/06/2005
Medlineplus webpages on SARS (Aimed at the public)Web directoryEvidence citedMedlineplus07/06/2005
Epidemiological data - InfluenzaSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)07/06/2005
General Information about Glandular FeverPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor01/06/2005
Disease Facts about InfluenzaPublic leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Netdoctor01/06/2005
Cold (common cold)Public leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor01/05/2005
Identification of Moraxella species and morphologically similar organisms (BSOP ID11)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Baird Parker agar (MSOP 21)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Bile aesculin agar (MSOP 48)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Burkholderia cepacia selective agar (MSOP 9)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Charcoal blood agar with cephalexin (MSOP 11)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Hoyle's tellurite agar (MSOP 7)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of blood cultures for Mycobacterium species (BSOP 7)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of Bronchoalvelolar Lavage, Sputum, and Associated Specimens (BSOP 57)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis fluid (BSOP 25)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of throat swabs (BSOP 9)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of specimens for screening for MRSA (BSOP 29)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of specimens for Bordetella species (BSOP 6)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of intravascular cannulae and associated specimens (BSOP 20)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
MRSA selective media (MSOP 30)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Legionella selective agar (MSOP 29)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Thermonuclease activity test (BSOP TP 34)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Staph/Strep selective agar (MSOP 12)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
General Information about acute bronchitisPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor02/03/2005
General Information about Fever in ChildrenPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor16/02/2005
British HIV Association (BHIVA) treatment guidelines for TB/HIV infectionBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish HIV Association (BHIVA)01/02/2005
BTS guidelines for the management of pleural infection in childrenCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Thoracic Society01/02/2005
Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library24/01/2005
European Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires' DiseaseCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/01/2005
General Information about CytomegalovirusPublic leafletProfessional opinionContact a Family01/12/2004
Detection and enumeration of Legionella species by centrifugation (W13)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/2004
Detection and enumeration of Legionella species by filtration and centrifugation (W12)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/2004
Detection and enumeration of Legionella species by positive pressure membrane filtration (W14)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Sore throat - acuteCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
PRODIGY Knowledge26/11/2004
General information – Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis)Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/11/2004
Dexamethasone for the treatment of tuberculous meningitis in adolescents and adultsCare guideline
Journal article
RCTNew England Journal of Medicine21/10/2004
Surveillance and Epidemiology of TuberculosisSurveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)23/09/2004
The burkholderia cepacia complex: suggestions for prevention and infection control (second edition)Care guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Cystic Fibrosis Trust01/09/2004
Ventilator-associated pneumoniaBest practice
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Science Direct 01/08/2004
Tuberculosis - Factsheet for schools - Wired for HealthFactsheetProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)23/07/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
PRODIGY Knowledge01/07/2004
Chest InfectionsCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
PRODIGY Knowledge01/07/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Immunizations - pneumococcal vaccineCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge01/06/2004
Immunoglobulin Handbook - chapter on MumpsBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/06/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Common coldCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge01/06/2004
Immunoglobulin Handbook - chapter on DiphtheriaBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/06/2004
Clinical action cards to help GPs recognise new diseases and new threatsBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)18/05/2004
Health risk information sheet - West Nile VirusFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)01/05/2004
Severe acute respiratory syndrome: clinical features, diagnos is and managementReviewEvidence citedCurrent Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine01/05/2004
Prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection in infantsJournal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
BMJ01/05/2004
10 minute consultation: Acute cough in childrenCare guideline
Journal article
Evidence citedBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)01/05/2004
Factsheet about VISA/VRSA - Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureusFactsheetN/ACenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)21/04/2004
How to do it? Practical guidance on organising mass antibiotic prophylaxis for a large school after a cluster of meningococcal diseaseBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/03/2004
Antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce respiratory tract infections and mortality in adults receiving intensive careSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library26/01/2004
Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis Among Patients Infected with HIVCare guidelineEvidence citedAIDS Info - US Department of Health and Human Services20/01/2004
Risk Factors for Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in ElderlySurveillance dataEvidence citedJournal of Infectious Diseases15/01/2004
IDSA Guidelines - Update of Practice Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompetent AdultsCare guidelineEvidence citedClinical Infectious Diseases03/11/2003
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Aspergillosis Public leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online23/09/2003
Guidance on the use of oseltamivir and amantadine for the prophylaxis of influenzaBest practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)06/09/2003
Factsheet for clinicians – interpreting SARS test resultsFactsheetEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/09/2003
Guidance on the use of oseltamivir and amantadine for the prophylaxis of influenza Best practice
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)01/09/2003
General Information about AnthraxPublic leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)21/08/2003
Antihistamines for the common coldSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library21/07/2003
Flu Campaign materialPublic leafletProfessional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)09/07/2003
Detection and enumeration of Legionella species in biofilms and sediments (W15)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/07/2003
The efficacy of influenza vaccination in elderly individuals. A randomized double blind placebo-controlled trialReviewRCTJournal of The American Medical Association (JAMA)16/06/2003
Hepatitis, jaundice and abnormal LFTs (VSOP 6)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/06/2003
SARS explainedFactsheetProfessional opinionNetdoctor23/05/2003
Prevention and Control of Influenza - Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)CAT (Critically Appraised Topic)Evidence citedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)06/05/2003
Case Definition for Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Care guideline
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/05/2003
WHO Factsheet on Meningococcal meningitisFactsheetProfessional opinionWorld Health Organization (WHO)01/05/2003
BTS guidelines for the management of pleural infectionCare guideline
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Thoracic Society01/05/2003
Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - PertussisBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)30/04/2003
Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - MumpsCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)30/04/2003
Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - EnterovirusBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)30/04/2003
Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries Haemophilus Influenzae Infection (see comments a and b)Care guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)30/04/2003
Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Streptococcal PharyngitisCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)30/04/2003
Methylxanthines for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library22/04/2003
Coronavirus as a possible cause of severe acute respiratory syndromeJournal article
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Science Direct19/04/2003
Preliminary Clinical Description of Severe Acute Respiratory SyndromeReviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)21/03/2003
Influenza Factsheet 211Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/03/2003
Guidance on the use of zanamivir, oseltamivir and amantadine for the treatment of influenza. Best practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)06/02/2003
Antibiotics for persistent nasal discharge (rhinosinusitis) in childrenSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library21/10/2002
Good Practice Guidelines for Renal Dialysis/Transplant Units: Prevention and Control of Blood-Borne Virus InfectionBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)03/09/2002
Laboratory diagnosis of Legionella infections in the HPA. (QSOP 30)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/09/2002
Zanamivir for the treatment of influenza in adults: a systematic review and economic evaluationResearch study
Systematic review
Evidence citedREFER (REsearch Findings Electronic Record)08/08/2002
PRODIGY Guidance - SinusitisCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge01/07/2002
Emergence of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus in a Belgian hospital: microbiological and clinical featuresSurveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy10/06/2002
Community Management of lower respiratory tract infection in adultsCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)01/06/2002
Guidelines for investigating single cases of legionnaires' disease.Care guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/06/2002
Acute bronchiolitisCare guidelineProfessional opinion01/04/2002
UK Guidelines for use of erythromycin chemoprophylaxis in persons exposed to pertussisCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)22/02/2002
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and COPD ("smoker's lung")Factsheet
Public leaflet
Professional opinionNetdoctor01/02/2002
Ambulatory oxygen for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library21/01/2002
PRODIGY Clinical Recommendation - Anthrax - deliberate releaseCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge01/11/2001
Anthrax - WHO Factsheet No264FactsheetProfessional opinionWorld Health Organization (WHO)01/10/2001
Nosocomial Aspergillosis Is WaterborneJournal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Clinical Infectious Diseases24/09/2001
Fully intermittent dosing with drugs for treating tuberculosis in adults (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library24/08/2001
Intensity of Exposure and Severity of Whooping CoughResearch study
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Journal of Infection01/08/2001
Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - InfluenzaCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/01/2001
Guidelines for good practice - management of acute and recurring sore throat and indications for tonsillectomyCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health01/12/2000
Antifungal therapies for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in people with cystic fibrosisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library23/10/2000
Meta-analysis of diagnostic tests for acute sinusitisCare guideline
Review
Meta analysisJournal of Clinical Epidemiology01/08/2000
Penicillin for acute sore throat: randomised double blind trial of seven days versus three days treatment or placebo in adultsCare guidelineRCTBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)15/01/2000
Control of diphtheria: Guidance for Consultants in Communicable Disease ControlCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/99
Laboratory guidelines for the diagnosis of infections caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans.Care guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/99
Neonatal group B streptococcal infection in South Bedfordshire, 1993-1998Journal article
Surveillance data
Meta analysisArchives of Disease in Childhood15/09/99
Practical guidelines for responding to an outbreak of meningococcal disease among university students based on experience in SouthamptonBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/09/99
Global burden of tuberculosisSurveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)18/08/99
Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomyCare guidelineEvidence citedScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)01/01/99
Early management of meningococcal disease in childrenCare guidelineProfessional opinionMeningitis Research Foundation01/11/98
Systematic review of the treatment of upper respiratory tract infectionSystematic reviewRCTArchives of Disease in Childhood01/09/98
The Facts about Legionnaire's diseaseFactsheetProfessional opinionAssociation of Medical Microbiologist (AMM)01/01/98
Control of meningococcal disease : guidance for consultants in communicable disease controlCare guideline
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/95