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Infectious disease

Infectious diseases such as a flu pandemic, and animal diseases such as foot and mouth or avian flu (also known as bird flu), can be serious health hazards.

You can always reduce the risks by observing good basic hygiene.

Be prepared

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Dispose of dirty tissues promptly and carefully - bag and bin them.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Clean hard surfaces such as worktops, door handles and handrails frequently.
  • Make sure you and your family are up to date with recommended vaccinations.

If you’re worried about infectious disease

  • Contact your GP
  • Contact the NHS by dialling 111
  • Visit NHS Choices

Further advice and information

To find updates from Public Health: Find detailed information on avian flu
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