Zoonotic diseases: investigation guidelines
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Orf: characteristics and diagnosis and Zoonotic diseases (zoonoses): guidance, data and analysis
- First published:
- 23 April 2009
- Last updated:
- 6 July 2016, see all updates
This document clarifies the roles and responsibilities of different organisations relating to zoonotic incidents.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2016103 PDF, 715KB, 51 pages
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Zoonotic infections can pose a threat to human and animal health. 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
Updated: 6 July 2016
- Updated to reflect organisational structures and responsibilities.
- First published.