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Supplement I: Infection Control in Healthcare, Home, and Community Settings

Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Version 2/3*

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Summaryprinter friendly version [1 page]
I. Rationale and Goalsprinter friendly version [1 page]
II. Lessons Learnedprinter friendly version [1 page]
III. Infection Control in Healthcare Facilitiesprinter friendly version [12 page]
IV. Infection Control for Prehospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS)printer friendly version [3 pages]
V. Infection Control for Care of SARS Patients at Homeprinter friendly version [3 pages]
VI. Infection Control for Care of SARS Patients in Community Isolation Facilitiesprinter friendly version [1 page]
VII. Infection Control for Public Health and Outreach Workersprinter friendly version [1 page]
VIII. Infection Control for Laboratory and Pathology Proceduresprinter friendly version [2 pages]
IX. Occupational Health Issuesprinter friendly version [3 pages]
Appendix I1: Recommendations for Application of Standard Precautions for the Care of All Patients in All Healthcare Settingsprinter friendly version [1 page]
Appendix I2: Summary of Recommendations for Expanded Precautionsprinter friendly version [1 page]

Footnote *

This new Supplement outlines the infection control recommendations for prevention of SARS-CoV transmission in healthcare, household, and community settings. During the 2003 global epidemic, SARS-CoV caused unprecedented levels of morbidity and mortality among healthcare personnel and disrupted healthcare delivery systems, leading in some instances to closure of hospitals. Rapid implementation and adherence to infection control measures proved essential for controlling transmission in healthcare settings. To assist healthcare facilities in controlling SARS-CoV transmission, CDC issued several infection control guidance documents that evolved with improved understanding of the virus and its modes of transmission. This Supplement consolidates, updates, and replaces the previous guidelines and provides new information to guide infection control practices for prevention of SARS-CoV transmission.

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