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Illnesses and Conditions

Infectious Disease and Food Poisoning

Who should I contact for further information?

Please telephone Environmental Health on 01271 388870.

What role does Environmental Health play?

The Team is concerned to prevent the spread of a particular disease, as well as isolate its source if possible. This is especially important for food handlers, who may help spread a disease, (although perhaps unknowingly), through the commercial handling of food.

The Team receives notifications from North Devon District Hospital and Medical Centres regarding possible infections. An Environmental Health Officer investigates each case for the reasons described above.

Statistics are also forwarded to the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre in London, in order to highlight trends and provide further information for research etc.

The requirement is to protect public health.

Who should I contact if I have any further comments or compliments regarding the level of service provided?

We welcome your comments on how we can improve the way we deliver our services. If you have any comments, compliments or feel you need to complain about our service delivery; please write to the Environmental Health Manager at the address below:

Jeremy Mann
Environmental Health Manager
North Devon District Council
Civic Centre
EX31 1EA

Telephone (01271) 388341

(Please note that the Council has a set procedure for dealing with complaints. You will be advised of the outcome of the investigation, together with what action the Council proposes to take.)

Campylobacter (pdf 163kb) PDF logo

Cryptosporidiosis (pdf 135kb) PDF logo

E Coli (pdf 172kb) PDF logo

Salmonella (pdf 135kb) PDF logo

Shigella (pdf 153kb) PDF logo

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