Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance group (HAIRS)
The HAIRS group is a multi-agency and cross-disciplinary horizon scanning group set up in 2004 in order to identify and assess emerging infectious risks to human health. Outputs include disease risk assessments and annual reports of topics discussed.
Information on the reasons behind human infectious disease emergence, including how and why they arise.
PHE’s Emerging Infections team uses an integrated horizon scanning approach which combines information on both human and animal health, to identify and assess outbreaks and incidents of new and emerging infectious diseases, reported nationally and internationally.