National Infection Prevention and Control Patient Information Leaflets

Patient Experience

  • Reference Number: HEY-171/2024
  • Departments: Corporate, Infection Prevention and Control
  • Last Updated: 1 January 2024


This leaflet has been produced to give you general information about common infective illnesses. Most of your questions should be answered by this leaflet. It is not intended to replace the discussion between you and your doctor, but may act as a starting point for discussion. If after reading it you have any concerns or require further explanation, please discuss this with a member of the healthcare team caring for you.

List of common infective illnesses and the National PILs

Below are links to National Infection Prevention and Control Patient Information Leaflets for common infective illnesses:


Diarrhoea and vomiting – NHS (

COVID-19 – NHS ( 

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – NHS ( 

Chickenpox – NHS ( 

Bird flu – NHS (

Aspergillosis – NHS ( 

Flu – NHS ( 

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) – NHS (

Hand, foot and mouth disease – NHS (

Legionnaires’ disease – NHS ( 

Meningitis – NHS (

Mumps – NHS ( 

Scarlet fever – NHS ( 

Shingles – NHS ( 

Strep A – NHS ( 

Tuberculosis (TB) – NHS ( 

Threadworms – NHS ( 

Norovirus (vomiting bug) – NHS (

Should you require further advice on the issues contained in this leaflet, please do not hesitate to contact the Infection Prevention and Control Department on 01482623967, between 8am to 4pm, or email