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UK recovery handbook for biological incidents
This handbook provides a framework for identifying an effective recovery strategy following a biological incident, as well as a compendium of practical, evidence-based recovery options to assist with the remediation of environmental biological contamination. The handbook is designed to support decision makers in developing a recovery strategy for food production systems, inhabited areas and water environments following a biological incident or outbreak of infection causing extensive environmental contamination.
This handbook has been written to support the functions of Public Health England (PHE), which are “to protect the community (or any part of the community) against infectious diseases and other dangers to health”. PHE provides support to, and works in partnership with, others who have health protection responsibilities, through its role in reducing the dangers to health from infections and chemical and radiation hazards.