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Infectious Disease


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Environmental Health Officers Responsibilities

 

Environmental Health Officers are responsible for the prevention and investigation of certain Infectious Diseases, including all types of food poisoning and other conditions with a public health significance. Certain conditions, such as Campylobactor, are investigated by the Health Protection Agency.

 

The investigation involves interviewing those suffering with an illness, providing information on how to prevent infection, control measures to prevent the spread of infection in the home, in the community and at work and hygiene tips for the home.

 

We also organise the taking of food samples and medical samples, tracing contacts of those who are ill, and if necessary the exclusion of food handling staff in commercial premises.

 

When we investigate Infectious Diseases we are initially told about it by doctors (GP's), hospitals, the patients themselves, the testing laboratory or the Consultant Physician in Health Protection of the Health Protection Agency.

 

For further information please call 023 9254 5507 during office hours or visit Environmental Health Services at the Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1EB.

 

Alternatively e-mail ehs@gosport.gov.uk any time.

 

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Further Information on Infectious Diseases

 

 

 

Leaflets on Infectious Diseases are available by contacting 023 9254 5505 during office hours or call at the Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1EB.

 

Please visit our contacts page online via this link.

 

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Other Useful Websites

 

http://www.hpa.org.uk  Health Protection Agency

http://www.cdc.gov     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.who.int      World Health Organisation

 

 

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