Published in Blood Weekly, September 1st, 1997
The manual is entitled "VHF Precautions: Managing Infection Control of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers in an African Health Care Setting." Written by the Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial diseases, of the CDC, it is a guide for health care workers managing disease outbreak situations.
According to the CDC, 25 percent of those infected during the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire were health care workers. "That outbreak demonstrated that using isolation precautions can halt the spread of...
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