Safety measures for use in outbreaks of communicable disease / prepared by Donald J. Dunsmore
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AbstractA compilation of recognized safety measures to be applied in the investigation and control of emergencies caused by outbreaks of communicable disease. Emphasis is placed on the provision of basic safety advice that can protect the investigators first on the scene, the staff of hospitals and laboratories, and the general public. Information was compiled following experiences with the surveillance and control of viral haemorrhagic fever and is specific to this type of communicable disease. In twelve chapters, readers are given precise instructions and advice on virtually every conceivable detail of investigation and control. The book begins with actions for initial diagnosis and investigation and concludes with advice on autopsy and burial precautions. Details range from the furniture and equipment needed for an isolation room, through a comparison of different systems available for providing a microbiologically secure environment for patient transportation, to a tabulation of recommended procedures for decontamination of 16 different categories of items
Dunsmore, Donald J & World Health Organization. (1986). Safety measures for use in outbreaks of communicable disease / prepared by Donald J. Dunsmore. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/40203
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