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Chapter 56 - Infection Control

from Section 5 - Patient Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 April 2024

Tim Wreghitt
Affiliation:
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Goura Kudesia
Affiliation:
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
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This chapter deals with how infection control procedures can be used to minimise the spread of viral infections transmitted via the respiratory, gastrointestinal, blood-borne, sexual, vertical and vector-borne routes. It also details infection control strategies in hospitals and in the community via universal precautions, respiratory precautions, enteric precautions and those for highly dangerous pathogens. Post-exposure prophylaxis and management of outbreaks is also discussed along with a list of notifiable infections.

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Print publication year: 2024

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  • Infection Control
  • Tim Wreghitt, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Goura Kudesia, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Book: Clinical and Diagnostic Virology
  • Online publication: 11 April 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009334389.058
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  • Infection Control
  • Tim Wreghitt, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Goura Kudesia, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Book: Clinical and Diagnostic Virology
  • Online publication: 11 April 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009334389.058
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  • Infection Control
  • Tim Wreghitt, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Goura Kudesia, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Book: Clinical and Diagnostic Virology
  • Online publication: 11 April 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009334389.058
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