Emergencies preparedness, response

Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance summary

Ebola guidance package


Publication details

Number of pages: 6
Publication date: August 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/EVD/Guidance/IPC/14.1



This is a summary of the infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for anyone providing direct and non-direct care to patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in health-care facilities. The sections include:

  • standard precautions for all patients,
  • patient placement, staff allocation, visitors
  • hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and other precautions.

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