Enterovirus D68 - how worried should we be?
Thus far, there seem to be no more cases of enterovirus D68 in the USA than usual this year. By contrast, in the UK, this year seems to be a worryingly troublesome year for the virus. In 2012 there were seven cases confirmed; so far this year, the UK has seen 38 confirmed cases.
Dear Jeremy Hunt, do you know why many UK doctors want to work abroad?
For once, Jeremy Hunt's not in the headlines for his handling (or mishandling) of the junior doctors' dispute. He seemed to be on firmer ground this week with the pledge that from 2018, 25% more medical students will be trained in the UK, with the aim of making us self-sufficient in doctors when we're out of the EU. Hurrah! Or not….