Management of hazard group 4 viral haemorrhagic fevers and similar human infectious diseases of high consequence

Document type
Guide
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publisher
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 November 2015
Subject(s)
Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This document provides guidance on the risk assessment and management of patients in the United Kingdom in whom infection with a viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) should be considered or is confirmed.

This guidance aims to eliminate or minimise the risk of transmission to healthcare workers and others coming into contact with an infected patient or their samples. In this guidance, contact is defined as exposure to an infected person or their blood and body fluids, excretions or tissues following the onset of their fever.