Flu and contagious diseases

Health incidents

Arrangements for responding to outbreaks of human communicable diseases, such as pandemic influenza, viral haemorrhagic fever, swine and bird flu are kept under review.

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

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

The World Health Organisation provides news on disease outbreaks worldwide.

Health Protection Scotland regularly publish material and resources, including information and advice on Covid-19 known as Coronavirus.

For the latest information on Covid-19 visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus