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Document ID (ISN)106124
CIS number 07-216
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Avian influenza, including influenza A (H5N1), in humans: WHO interim infection control guideline for health care facilities
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, updated Apr. 2006. PDF document. iii, 54p. Illus. 67 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) avian influenza; WHO; health care personnel; infection control; hospitals; contagion
Descriptors (secondary) aerosols; disinfectants; safety guides; prophylaxis; personal protective equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)