Diseases such as food poisoning, meningitis (external link)and typhoid have to be notified to us by the doctor. For advice and information on particular diseases and conditions visit NHS Direct (external link).
Preventing disease spreading
We investigate cases so that contacts can be traced and steps taken to prevent the disease spreading. Contact us if you would like to know more or need to report a concern.
Communicable Disease Control
We work closely with the local Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at the East Sussex, Brighton & Hove Primary Care Trust on cases of notifiable disease and other incidents such as Legionnaires' Disease and contribute to national surveillance schemes co-ordinated by the Health Protection Agency (external link).
The Health Protection Agency is an independent body that protects the health and wellbeing of the population. They can offer advice and guidance on the following Infectious Diseases:
- Cambylobacter (external link)
- Cryptosporidium (external link)
- Dysentery (external link)
- E-Coli (external link)
- Giardia (external link)
- Lyme Disease (external link)
- Psittacosis (external link)
- Salmonella (external link)
- Viral Gastroenteritis (external link)
- Weil's Disease (external link)
Terence Higgins Trust
Preventative and supportive action is taken on AIDS in accordance with the Council's Strategy Against AIDS.