Interim guidelines for avian influenza case management
AbstractHighly pathogenic avian influenza caused by H5N1 strain has been associated with a high case fatality rate and poses an increasing pandemic threat. The primary health-care infrastructure has an increasing role in preventing and controlling human cases of avian influenza through early case detection and initiation of antiviral treatment and preventive measures. Its success depends on the strength of national commitment, logistics arrangements and the existing infrastructure and skills of health-care workers. This publication provides guidance to the medical officers in the primary care setting in appropriate case management and application of public health measures so as to achieve a maximum possible cure rate and minimize the spread of infection from the patient to others.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2007). Interim guidelines for avian influenza case management. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205388