Communicable diseases pose a risk to public health. The Communicable Diseases Division monitors these diseases, publishing regular reports on the epidemiological situation, laying down prevention and control strategies, issuing directives, preparing legislation and devising recommendations for medical profession and public.
In this way, it aims – in cooperation with the cantons, international health bodies and other partners – to protect the public against pathogens, to recognise risks at an early stage and to limit the effects of outbreaks and epidemics of communicable diseases in Switzerland.
Head of Communicable Diseases Division
Last modification 31.01.2019