Infection prevention and control of epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases in health care. WHO Interim Guidelines

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The purpose of this document is to provide infection control guidance to help prevent the transmission
of acute infectious respiratory diseases during health care, with emphasis on acute respiratory diseases
that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern as defined in the International
Health Regulations (2005; Annex 1). Managers of health-care facilities may also consider using this
guidance to assist them in preparation for epidemics and pandemics.
This document is intended to be used by government planners, health-care facility administrators,
infection control professionals, occupational health specialists, other professionals involved in patient
care and direct care providers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


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