Select Committee on Science and Technology Fourth Report


APPENDIX 3

ACRONYMS USED IN THIS REPORT

CAMR - Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research

CCDC - Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US Federal Agency)

CDSC - Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre

CICN - Community Infection Control Nurse

vCJD - variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

CPHL - Central Public Health Laboratory

Defra - Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DfID - Department for International Development

EHO - Environmental Health Officer

FSA - Food Standards Agency

HPA - Health Protection Agency

IT - Information Technology

NPT - near patient test

PCT - Primary Care Trust

MRC - Medical Research Council

PHLS - Public Health Laboratory Service

SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SHA - Strategic Health Authority

VLA - Veterinary Laboratory Association

WHO - World Health Organization


 
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