Infection Outbreak Control and Response

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Scottish Drugs Forum work closely with Health Protection Scotland and other Public Health colleagues to measure and apply appropriate strategies to inform drug services, drug users and the general public, if necessary, of current outbreaks of infection among people who use drugs.

SDF has been active on a number of different outbreaks since the inception of this work including Anthrax, Botulism, Group A Streptococcus and HIV.

Please click the above links to view a history of the work carried out on each outbreak, alongside appropriate resources that can be utilised for further use.

SDF also continues to raise awareness of Hepatitis C via information and campaigns on testing and treatment delivered through Hepatitis Scotland.