Health Protection

Posts about the work of the Health Protection directorate

What is Whole Genome Sequencing?

Genomic information is important for a range of areas in public health protection, from tracking infectious disease outbreaks, to identifying inherited disorders, and characterising mutations that underpin the progression of cancers. Genome: An organism’s complete set of DNA, including all …

Using e-Bug to educate young people on infection prevention and control

Educating all generations about antibiotic resistance Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. As the misuse and overuse of antibiotics contributes to the rising emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), it is important to engage with the …