Preventing Infection

Monkeypox Resources

Guidance General Information Cleaning [Guidance under review tbc shortly] Information for Close Contacts (active follow up) Information for Potential Contacts (passive follow up) Resources to Print Poster Symptom check list

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World Oral Health Day, 20th March 2022

Good oral hygiene is linked to general well-being.  It helps prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, studies link oral health- particularly periodontal (gum) disease- to the increased risk of various chronic conditions; including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. How can I improve my oral health?  Brush for[…]

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No Smoking Day, 9th March 2022

No Smoking Day is held annually on the second Wednesday of March. The day is highlighted as a time to reach out to friends or family members who suffer from nicotine addiction and encourage them to quit. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness worldwide. Smoking increases[…]

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – 18th to 24th November 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the public, health workers, farmers, animal health professionals and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. The theme for WAAW 2021 is:  Spread awareness, stop[…]

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Ventilation and Covid-19

Letting fresh air into indoor spaces can help remove stale air that contains virus particles, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When someone with an active COVID-19 infection breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release particles containing the virus. While larger droplets fall quickly onto surfaces or the ground,[…]

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World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The campaign aims to drive global efforts to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.[…]

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Fight the Flu-2021/22

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A[…]

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Stoptober 2021

According the Gibraltar Public Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021, one in five adults currently smoke. Giving up smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health and it is never too late to quit. Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge – If you can make[…]

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very common in young children and the majority will have had the infection by the age of two. For the majority of children, the illness is not serious and they recover quickly with adequate rest and plenty of fluids.  Viruses are spread when an infected[…]

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World Breastfeeding Week, 1st-7th August 2021

Held annually during the first 7 days of August, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies. The event is organised  by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that works alongside the World[…]

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