Emergencies preparedness, response

How to safely collect oral swabs from deceased patients suspected to be infected with Ebola or Marburg

Field situation

Authors:
WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 6
Publication date: October 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/EVD/Guidance/Lab/14.2

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Overview

Steps on how to safely collect oral swabs (saliva) from deceased patients suspected to be infected with Ebola: before entering patient’s room, how to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE), how to collect oral swab from deceased patient and how to prepare VTM collection tube for transport.

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