Infectious Diseases

Posted by Chris

There are a number of infectious diseases that may lead to localised, national or even international outbreaks if they are not rapidly controlled. Some of these diseases include; Pandemic Influenza, Norovirus, Measles and Tuberculosis. Vaccination programmes reduce the risk of many diseases but there is always a threat that a disease may return or new one develop. As a result it’s important to listen to medical advice and take appropriate action.

You can reduce the risks by:

  • Covering your nose and mouth when sneezing
  • Dispose of dirty tissues properly
  • Maintaining good basic hygiene (washing hands with soap)
  • Cleaning surfaces regularly

Infectious Diseases

If you are worried about any illness please contact NHS Direct, your GP or visit the NHS Choices website