A respiratory tract infection affects the respiratory system, the part of your body responsible for breathing.
These infections can affect your sinuses, throat, lungs or airways.
Outbreak contact details
Notify influenza outbreaks (two or more staff or residents affected) to local UKHSA health protection teams. The North East health protection team covers County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyne and Wear and can be contacted at:
UK Health Security Agency
Newcastle upon Tyne
Email: [email protected]
Tele: 0300 303 8596
Out of hours advice: 0191 269 7714
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- COVID-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care
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- PPE requirements poster