The characteristics, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of gastrointestinal infections.
Infectious intestinal diseases affect 1 in 5 people in the UK each year and symptoms are not confined to diarrhoea and vomiting.
Public Health England (PHE) monitors trends in infection and outbreaks, drawing on data from:
For trends in zoonotic infection in humans and animals, see Zoonoses in the UK.
Gastrointestinal bacteria reference unit (GBRU) is the reference laboratory for a range of gastrointestinal pathogens. Details about GBRU services and request forms are available from the detailed guide below.
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