The fourth issue of the Epidemiological Review in 2018 was the last one during the year of the 100th anniversary of the National Institute of Hygiene (now National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene). On this occasion the current issue includes two articles – one concerning the development of nutrition science in Poland and the other one about not well remembered Department of Sera and Vaccines Production in our Institute.

In the 4th issue of the Epidemiological Review in 2018, we published 6 articles in the Epidemiological chronicle section. Three summarize 2016 data and 3 – data from 2015 – 2016 on yersiniosis, campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis.

The Problems of infections section contains 2 articles basing on presentations during the XXI Conference of PTEiLChZ in Bydgoszcz in September 2018. The first one describes the anti-HAV antibody prevalence among health care workers of an infectious disease ward. The Authors demonstrate universal susceptibility to hepatitis A among workers 40 years old or younger, which is especially important in view of recent epidemic of this disease. The second summarised the hospitalisations due of complications of varicella. Only in one infectious disease clinic there were yearly tens of hospitalisations mainly of children <5 years, with normal immunity.

Section Public health presents an article on survival of women with breast or cervical cancer in Poland as compared to other European countries, based on results from CONCORD-3. Unfortunately, these results point to little progress in survival of Polish women suffering from one of these cancers, as well as worse prognosis than in other European countries.

Another paper, using results of a questionnaire study describes self-assessment of own health behaviours and the positive health behaviours among medical students in Poland and in Ukraine. In both universities despite very positive self-assessment the real level of positive health behaviours was not satisfactory.

We invite you to read the whole issue.

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