Zoonotic diseases: investigation guidelines

This document clarifies the roles and responsibilities of different organisations relating to zoonotic incidents.


Guidelines for the Investigation of Zoonotic Disease in England and Wales

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Zoonoses are infections that can pass between animals and humans. Robust investigation and management of potential zoonotic infections is paramount and requires close collaboration between various governmental and non-governmental agencies and other professionals. These guidelines have been thoroughly revised and updated, with the aims to facilitate multi-agency collaborative working arrangements and to provide overall background on the management of zoonotic incidents and outbreaks.

Published 23 April 2009
Last updated 6 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect organisational structures and responsibilities.
  2. First published.