Respiratory System: Viral Diseases

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 5 July 2022.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the UK Health Security Agency only reports on SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and RSV in its weekly reports.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are monitored due to the potential public health, transmission patterns and infection to causing overt disease. Surveillance in England of other respiratory viruses including rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza and human metapneumovirus is also published in the weekly flu and COVID-19 surveillance report. Other infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and hepatis C are monitored appropriate to the nature of the transmission and how the disease manifests.

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