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Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (2007)


Tdap Vaccine Recommendations [2018]

Update: Current recommendations can be found at CDC Tdap / Td ACIP Vaccine Recommendations.

Appendix A Updates [September 2018]

Changes: Updates and clarifications made to the table in Appendix A: Type and Duration of Precautions Recommended for Selected Infections and Conditions.

Mumps [October 2017]

Update: The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) voted to change the recommendation of isolation for persons with mumps from 9 days to 5 days based on this 2008 MMWR report.

Edits and Changes [February 2017]

Changes to this guideline:

  • Minor content edits were made to improve clarity.
  • Spelling and punctuation were corrected.
  • Tables were formatted to be easily read by screen readers in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Numbered or itemized items in paragraph format were converted to vertical numbered or bulleted lists in compliance with ADA.
  • Link text was changed to comply with ADA.
  • Live links were updated; dead links are indicated.

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Ebola Virus Disease [August 2014]

Update: The recommendations in this guideline for Ebola has been superseded by these CDC documents:

See CDC’s Ebola Virus Disease website for current information on how Ebola virus is transmitted.

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Ebola Virus Disease for Healthcare Workers [2014]

Update: Recommendations for healthcare workers can be found at Ebola for Clinicians.

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