Guidelines on the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in the Investigation and Management of Zoonotic Disease in Scotland

Publication Date: 01 May 2014

This guideline is intended for all those likely to be involved in the management of zoonotic incidents in Scotland. The guideline does not attempt to provide an exhaustive list of zoonotic agents but rather to provide generic guidance for managing occurrences of suspected zoonotic disease. T

It seeks to clarify the roles and responsibilities of different organisations with respect to zoonotic incidents and outlines how they should best work together in different situations through:

  • routine information reporting
  • formal liaison
  • outbreak investigations to ensure a common approach​

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance