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Communicable diseases

The Communicable Diseases Branch develops policy to help with the surveillance, prevention, and control of communicable diseases. As well as advising the Government about individual diseases and immunisation, the branch works to ensure the safety of donated blood supplies, to prepare disease outbreak plans, and to monitor disease levels elsewhere in the world. Information about the organisational structure of the Communicable Diseases Branch and the current training opportunities can be found here, as can links to all areas of this website for which the branch is responsible.

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Travelling? (opens new window)

People who are travelling outside the UK may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases that are found in other parts of the world.

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