Interim guidance for managing patients with suspected viral hemorrhagic fever in U.S. hospitals
Published Date:May 19, 2005
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Corporate Authors:National Center for Infectious Diseases (U.S.)
Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral/diagnosis
Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral/therapy
Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral/transmission
Marburg Virus Disease/diagnosis
Description:Transmission risk -- Case reporting and specimen testing -- Risk categories -- Infection control precautions -- Specimen handling -- Environmental infection control procedures -- Handling of human remains -- Management of exposures -- References.
This document updates recommendations (MMWR 1995; 44 (25) ;475-9 www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/000 38033.htm) for managing patients with suspected viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) who are admitted to U.S. hospitals. This document provides additional epidemiologic data on the transmission of VHF and updated recommendations on infection control precautions during patient care, environmental infection control procedures, case reporting, specimen handling and testing, handling of human remains, and post-exposure management. The terms and categories of isolation in this document are based on those outlined in the Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals (www.cdc.gov /ncidod/hip/ISOLA T/Isolat.htm l). These interim recommendations will be updated as additional information becomes available.
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