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Microbiology and Pathology

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From April 2013 HPA is part of Public Health England.


PHE carries out a broad spectrum of work relating to prevention of infectious disease.

This work includes specialist and reference microbiology and microbial epidemiology, quality assurance, co-ordinating the investigation and cause of national and uncommon disease outbreaks, helping advise government on the risks posed by various infections and responding to international health alerts.

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