HAIRS Report 2016

This report summarises the topics discussed and work done by the HAIRS group in 2016.


HAIRS Report 2016

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The Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance (HAIRS) group continued to meet monthly during 2016 in order to discuss emerging issues affecting human and animal health in the UK and internationally.

Topics and incidents considered by the group ranged from high profile outbreaks to rare disorders affecting restricted populations. Vector-borne diseases continue to be discussed and assessed, including Spain reporting the first human cases of locally-acquired Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Western Europe, invasive mosquitoes in the UK, and issues relating to ticks.

This report describes these and many other topics considered by the HAIRS group during 2016, and includes the outcomes of those discussions.

Published 23 November 2017