Infectious disease surveillance and monitoring for animal and human health: summary November 2018 – Public Health England

The Public Health England (PHE) emerging infections and zoonoses section uses an integrated horizon scanning approach which combines information on both human and animal health, to identify and assess outbreaks and incidents of new and emerging infectious diseases, reported nationally

Disease risk considerations supporting the definition of Avian Influenza Higher Risk Areas in England, Scotland and Wales – Public Health England

Defining an approach to determining higher risk areas for introduction of avian influenza virus into poultry or captive birds due to contact with infected wild birds to comply with Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1136 of 10 August 2018.

Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance (HAIRS) group: Processes of risk assessment – Public Health England

This paper summarises the multi-step processes used in the Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance (HAIRS) group’s assessment of new and emerging threats of potential significance to the health of the UK public.

Infectious disease surveillance and monitoring for animal and human health: summary September 2018 – Public Health England

Monthly updates on new or emerging infectious disease events that could affect UK public health. The Public Health England (PHE) emerging infections and zoonoses section uses an integrated horizon scanning approach which combines information on both human and animal health,

Cover paper for the Animal Health, Food Safety and Public Health risk assessments for Chronic Wasting Disease and TSEs in cervids – Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Food Standards Agency, and Public Health England

The recent detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a disease of cervids (mammal of the deer family), for the first time in Europe raises concerns about domestic exposure to CWD prions and risks to human health.  These assessments consider the risk of introduction

Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance (HAIRS) group: Qualitative assessment of the risk that West Nile virus presents to the UK human population

West Nile virus infections have long been recognised in Europe where there is annual surveillance for human and equine disease. In the USA, large numbers of human infections were recorded annually following its introduction in 1999, and it is now

The Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance Group (HAIRS): 2013-2015 Report – Public Health England

In the three years from 2013 to 2015, the HAIRS group continued to assess an extensive range of incidents and syndromes covering an array of infectious agents. The increasing recognition of the importance of vectors and vector borne disease to