Toxic Shock Syndrome Information Service

PO Box 450

Tel: 01483 418561


Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a type of blood poisoning. It is rare but potentially serious and can develop quickly in anyone - men, women and children.

The Toxic Shock Syndrome Information Service (TSSIS) provides members of the public, press and medical professionals with factual and balanced information on TSS.

The main activities of the TSSIS include:

  • Personalised responses to individual UK enquiries, from the Medical Advisory Panel if appropriate.
  • Distribution of information to the general public.

TSSIS provides:

  • A 24-hour pre-recorded telephone advice line.
  • Free publications that can be downloaded or requested, including: TSS: Know the Facts and TSS - A Health Professional's Guide.

Last updated on 25/10/2013

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