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Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre

The Public Health Wales Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC) is the epidemiological investigation arm of the National Public Health Service for Wales. It protects the population from infection through surveillance of infectious disease, support for outbreak investigation, provision of health intelligence and applied research.

Investigations are carried out by Consultants in Communicable Disease Control based in Health Protection Teams strategically located throughout Wales and the three Regional Epidemiologists based in CDSC.

The Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre:

  • Undertakes surveillance of communicable disease and infection in Wales and disseminates relevant, accurate and timely information.
  • Assists those with responsibilities for the control of infection in the timely investigation and management of incidents, particularly when they are of regional importance, occur across organisational boundaries or relate to newly recognised problems.
  • Undertakes surveillance of immunisation and contributes to the development of appropriate policies on immunisation and other preventative programs.
  • Contributes to training in communicable disease control.
  • Develops surveillance methods and undertakes epidemiological research
  • Provides the Zoonoses Surveillance Reference Unit for England and Wales.

Specific requests for data/information can be emailed to CDSC Wales at the following address.

A full staff list and contact details are available from the link: CDSC Staff

The CDSC postal address is:
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre
Public Health Wales
Temple of Peace and Health
Cathays Park
CF10 3NW
Tel: 029 2040 2471
Fax: 029 2040 2506


Last updated: 21/07/2011