Public Health Specialists from NHS GGC Public Health Protection Unit are involved in identifying and managing outbreaks of disease. They will liaise with infection control teams for example in the case of a norovirus outbreak in an institution or with local authorities if an outbreak is linked to a food supplier in an E. coli outbreak.
Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) outbreaks
Local authorities and health boards are required to have plans in place to manage accidental events such as major oil or chemical spills or deliberate terrorist acts. A specialist on line training module is available from TOXBASE
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