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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Infectious Diseases: Fungi more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the risks to patient health posed by fungal infections; and what steps he is taking to tackle those risks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley remove filter
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John Spellar more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The most common invasive fungal infection in the United Kingdom is blood stream infection with yeast, often following surgical interventions. Public Health England (PHE) has prepared advisory documentation for national dissemination and individual hospital response following recent outbreaks caused by this organism, which can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/candida-auris-emergence-in-england/candida-auris-within-the-united-kingdom-updated-guidance-published" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/candida-auris-emergence-in-england/candida-auris-within-the-united-kingdom-updated-guidance-published</a></p><p>Invasive mould infections such as invasive aspergillosis are more often seen in patients with haematological malignancies or those undergoing treatment for them, and it is difficult to capture absolute data on the incidence of these due to difficulty in definitive diagnosis.</p><p>Chronic yeast infections are frequently seen in females that have suffered recurrent bouts of vaginal candidosis (thrush). Estimates suggest that 70% of women report having had at least one episode whilst 8% have repeated and persistent infections. Dermatophyte infections, including athletes’ foot are extremely common, found in about 10% of the adult population at any one time. Scalp and nail infections with these organisms are more disfiguring and difficult to treat.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this