Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Infection prevention and control of epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases in health care


WHO Interim Guidelines

Guidance updates


I. List of acronyms and definition of terms used in the document
II. Executive summary
III. Introduction and scope of the guidelines
IV. Infection prevention and control recommendations
V. Environmental ventilation for respiratory infections
VI. HCF preparedness planning for ARD epidemics
A. Respiratory protection
B. Principles and design of natural ventilation
C. Routine and specific infection control precautions
D. Sample checklist assessment of environmental conditions for home care of patients with ARDs of potential concern
E. Sample HCW influenza-like illness monitoring form for HCW exposed to patients with ARDs of potential concern
F. Isolation rooms/areas
G. Mortuary care and postmortem examination
H. Use of disinfectants: alcohol and bleach
I. Surge capacity: HCF PPE needs during epidemics/pandemics
J. Cleaning and disinfection of respiratory equipment
K. Infection control across the continuum of health care