The Infectious Disease (Notification) Act 1889 states that a doctor must inform the local authority of the diagnosis of certain infectious diseases. This is so that the local authority can work with health officials to identify the source of the outbreak and prevent it from spreading.
If you need medical advice or support, you should visit your local doctor or GP who will be able to help you and refer you to other health services if necessary. You can find your local doctor or GP using the find and choose services tool below.
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Find and choose other services
See the find and choose services search tool to find other services:
Health A-Z - conditions and treatments
Use the Health A-Z - conditions and treatmentssection of NHS Choices to find information on a range of health conditions and their related treatments. The section also contains information and advice about medicines and general health matters.
Medical advice now
You can get quick answers to medical questions using the Medical advice nowpage from NHS Choices. The page contains links to symptom checkers; self-help guides; common health questions; the NHS 111 initial assessment tool; useful phone numbers; and more.
Whatever your age, the Vaccinations guidefrom NHS Choices gives you the up-to-date information that you need on the vaccinations recommended for you and your family.