Flu and contagious diseases

Health incident plans

We have our own plan to respond to outbreaks of pandemic, swine and bird flu. This plan is kept up to date. In response to the changing global picture we now maintain a plan for human communicable disease, such as viral haemorrhagic fever.

We hold an animal health plan.

We monitor outbreaks of contagious diseases and get updates from the NHS, local health boards and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) regularly.

The UK Government gives details of planning for pandemic flu and provides foreign travel advice by country.

The World Health Organisation provides news on disease outbreaks worldwide.

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