C3 - Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for farm workers/residents, SVS staff, and cullers involved in confirmed or suspected outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza suspected or known to be due to H5N1 in poultry in the UK

Publication Date: 03 February 2007

This draft algorithm for WHO Pandemic Alert Phase 3 provides a cascade for contact tracing, assessment and post-exposure prophylaxis by the local Health Protection Team.

The Health Protection Team at the local NHS board MUST be notified immediately by Defra/SVS at Defra AMBER Level 3, at which point this guidance applies.T

he local Health Protection Team MUST be involved in the assessment of contacts for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). The local Health Protection Team will discuss with the Consultant Epidemiologist at Health Protection Scotland before initiating PEP.

This algorithm has been adapted, with permission, from the Health Protection Agency.

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guidance Algorithm