Emergencies preparedness, response

Infection prevention and control

Ebola can be fatal. Those in close contact with an infected person’s body fluids are at high risk of contracting the virus themselves. To minimize risks, effective “controls” - infection control recommendations - must be practised.

Dr Jan Hajek, WHO clinical case management mentor in Makeni, Sierra Leone, assists a trainee to correctly put on a personal protective equipment (PPE).
Dr Jan Hajek, WHO clinical case management mentor in Makeni, Sierra Leone, assists a trainee to correctly put on a personal protective equipment (PPE).
WHO/S Saporito

Washing hands properly, putting on and removing personal protective equipment safely, and other measures are essential. Because Ebola has the potential to spread across borders, it is important for all countries to be prepared in relevant infection prevention and control measures.

On this page you will find a series of resources and guidelines for infection prevention and control on multiple levels, including at travel hubs, in Ebola Treatment Units, in general health-care centres and in communities.


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