Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Infection prevention and control guidance for care of patients with suspected or confirmed Filovirus haemorrhagic fever in health-care settings, with focus on Ebola

August 2014

Overview

This document provides a summary of infection control recommendations when providing direct and non-direct care to patients with suspected or confirmed Filovirus haemorrhagic fever (HF), including Ebola or Marburg haemorrhagic fevers. These recommendations are interim and will be updated when additional information becomes available.

Note: The 2008 interim guidance on infection prevention and control was updated in August 2014. For the 2008 version, please contact: repository@who.int

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