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Guidance for investigating non-infectious disease clusters from potential environmental causes

Guidance for investigating non-infectious disease clusters from potential environmental causes

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Clusters of diseases may be identified and reported to Local Authorities or Public
Health England (PHE) by concerned citizens or health care professionals. This investigation follows
a well-established process based on regional, national and international guidance. For
non-infectious diseases (or infectious diseases without person-to-person transmission),
disease specific cluster guidance has been developed for particular situations, eg
Legionnaires disease, cancer clusters or congenital anomalies. . This guidance
is therefore proposed to help investigate any clusters of non-infectious diseases
including clusters of unusual illnesses not covered by existing guidelines.
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