|Document ID (ISN)||106124|
|Convention or series no.
||Avian influenza, including influenza A (H5N1), in humans: WHO interim infection control guideline for health care facilities
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, updated Apr. 2006. PDF document. iii, 54p. Illus. 67 ref.
||http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/EA6D9DF3-688D-4316-91DF-5553E7B1DBCD/0/InfectionControlAIinhumansWHOInterimGuidelinesfor2b_0628.pdf [in English]
||This publication provides guidance on the prevention of infections among health care personnel in contact with patients who are suspected or confirmed bearers of the avian flu virus. It is aimed at health specialists and all persons in governments and administrations faced with the avian flu problem. It consists of three parts. The first part summarizes WHO recommendations with respect to infection prevention and personal protective equipment and the second part details the precautions to be taken to prevent infections. Appendices include general information on avian flu, its routes of transmission, respiratory protection, confinement units, the use of disinfectants and prophylaxis.
||avian influenza; WHO; health care personnel; infection control; hospitals; contagion
||aerosols; disinfectants; safety guides; prophylaxis; personal protective equipment
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)