International Issues

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International Issues

Health Protection Scotland's responsibility for protecting the health of the Scottish public does not stop at the country’s border.

With more people travelling and moving between countries, it is easier for infections, hazards, and issues to spread internationally. Infectious diseases that start in one part of the world can quickly reach another. Natural and man-made disasters create refugee populations with immediate and long-term health problems. What is happening globally affects the people of Scotland locally.