Infectious Diseases

The Director of Public Health and other doctors in each Department carry out the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) role in their area. This is mandated under infectious diseases legislation.

Notifiable infectious diseases are reported to the MOH for their investigation and control. Investigation and control measures are carried out, using nationally and locally developed guidelines and standards. These diseases are also reported, in an anonymised format, to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) for national surveillance.

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