Occupational Health News & Alerts - Archived News - 2019


15 - Clinical Update: Influenza 'Flu'

Clinical Update

The ‘flu'

Influenza is a virus that is found in animals and humans. Many strains are recognised; an important characterisation of the organism is its propensity to undergo minor or major changes in genetic profile (antigenic drift or shift). Influenza is highly infectious and spreads rapidly in closed communities. The incubation period 1-5 days (average 2-3 days) though may be longer especially in people with immune deficiency.


Occupational health merger creates regional heavyweight

Two firms have merged to create one of the largest occupational health firm in the North West.

Manchester based Healthwork and Stoke-on-Trent firm Hobson Health have joined forces.


'Hear The Music'

The Royal Opera House (ROH) in London has been found liable for hearing damage sustained by one of its viola players in a landmark ruling. 


Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome - Case Study

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

An engineering company in Rochdale has been fined after a 29 year old worker was diagnosed with Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.

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