Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Epidemic-prone & pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases

Infection prevention & control in health-care facilities

Summary Guidance

WHO/CDS/EPR/2007.8

The advice in this Summary guidance is drawn from Infection prevention and control of epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases in health care- WHO Interim Guidelines.

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Early recognition, isolation & reporting
3. Standard Precautions
4. Droplet Precautions
5. Contact Precautions
6. Airborne Precautions
7. Selecting & using masks in health care
8. Patient areas & patient transportation
9. Mortuary care & post-mortem examination

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