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Human Health

Health, according to the World Health Organization, is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”. A variety of definitions have been used for different purposes over time.

You can reduce the risks by observing good basic hygiene:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Dispose of dirty tissues promptly and carefully – bag and bin them.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
  • Clean hard surfaces such as worktops, door handles and handrails frequently.
  • Make sure you and your family are up to date with recommended vaccinations.


If you’re worried about infectious disease:

  • Contact your GP, or
  • Contact the NHS by dialling 111, or
  • Visit the NHS website at
  • Visit the UK Health Security webpages on the website.


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SRF Pandemic Influenza Response Framework (under review)

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