Containing infectious diseases

High consequence infectious diseases present a serious risk to public health and specifically, healthcare personnel, with infected cases often requiring a high level of care. Containing the spread of infection and managing the resultant cases requires a national and international coordinated response, including rapidly initiating public health prevention and control strategies specific to the mode of transmission.

Application of the Incident Command System to the Hospital Biocontainment Unit Setting

The incident command system, a standard tool for command, control, and coordination in domestic emergencies, is a command structure that may be useful in a biocontainment event. A version of this system, the hospital emergency incident command system, provides an adaptable all-hazards approach in healthcare delivery systems.

Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital: Chapter 61 Ebola Virus Disease

This chapter provides an outline of the following best practices:

  • General Principles
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Worker
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Trained Observer
  • Donning and Doffing
  • Disinfection
  • Healthcare Waste Management
  • Suggested Practice in Under-Resourced Settings.