Communicable Disease Control and Preparedness
There are many aspects to communicable disease prevention and control, all with the aim of preventing the spread of communicable diseases in the population.
The work usually involves different types of preventive activities with the aim of:
- reducing the risk of an individual coming into contact with an infectious agent
- preventing individuals who have been exposed to infection from becoming ill
- preventing an infected individual from passing on the infection to others.
These pages contain a short presentation of the work conducted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden within the different fields of communicable disease control.
Protect yourself and others against infection
The best way to protect yourself and others from infection is to avoid close contact with people who are ill. Read general advice on avoiding infection.