Infection Control Guidance for Community Evacuation Centers Following Disasters

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Infection Control Guidance for Community Evacuation Centers Following Disasters

Description

This tool provides recommendations to persons living and working in community shelters regarding basic infection control information that will help to prevent exposure to or transmission of infectious agents. It provides recommendations on the following topics:

  • General infection prevention techniques
  • Hand hygiene
  • Cleaning the living environment and personal items
  • Staff management of sheltered persons with infectious diseases
  • Additional recommendations for special-needs shelters

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: September 2005
Last Updated: 05/12/08

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