The Government Response to ‘Fighting infection’, the 4th Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and technology 2002-2003
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Follow on from Science and technology – Fourth report ‘Fighting Infection’ 2003
There is recognition from all involved that there is room for improvement in management and infrastructure for health protection and there is increasing information/evidence on prevention and control of infectious diseases following outbreaks of new and emerging infections such as Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Avian Influenza which should continue to inform policy.
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