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.
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.
- Personal protective equipment in the context of filovirus disease outbreak response
- Consolidated Ebola virus disease preparedness checklist
- Infection prevention and control guidance for care of patients in health-care settings, with focus on Ebola
- Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance summary
- Ebola and Marburg virus disease epidemics: preparedness, alert, control, and evaluation
- Hand hygiene in the control of Ebola and health system strengthening
- Hand hygiene in health care in the context of Filovirus disease outbreak response
- Five moments for hand hygiene
- Advice for individuals and families in Ebola affected countries
- Technical tools on injection safety
- Training of trainers: Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) package and WASH safety plans