Hospital preparedness in community measles outbreaks - challenges and recommendations for low-resource settings

Emerging Health Threats Journal

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Title Hospital preparedness in community measles outbreaks - challenges and recommendations for low-resource settings
 
Creator Shakoor, Sadia; Aga Khan University
Mir, Fatima
Zaidi, Anita K. M.
Zafar, Afia
 
Subject Infection control
Measles; hospital; infection control; airborne isolation; natural ventilation
RC109-216
 
Description We have reviewed various strategies involved in containment of measles in healthcare facilities during community outbreaks. The strategies that are more applicable to resource-poor settings, such as natural ventilation, mechanical ventilation with heating and air-conditioning systems allowing unidirectional air-flow, and protection of un-infected patients and healthcare workers (HCWs), have been examined. Ventilation methods need innovative customization for resource-poor settings followed by validation and post-implementation analysis for impact. Mandatory vaccination of all HCWs with two doses of measles-containing vaccine, appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis of immunocompromised inpatients, and stringent admission criteria for measles cases can contribute toward reduction of nosocomial and secondary transmission within facilities.Keywords: Measles; hospital; infection control; airborne isolation; natural ventilation(Published: 15 April 2015)Citation: Emerging Health Threats J 2015, 8: 24173 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ehtj.v8.24173
 
Publisher Emerging Health Threats Journal
 
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Date 2015-04-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Format application/pdf
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Identifier http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/24173
10.3402/ehtj.v8.24173
 
Source Emerging Health Threats Journal; Vol 8 (2015) incl Supplements
1752-8550
1752-8550
 
Language eng
 
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http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/24173/39601
http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/24173/39602
http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/24173/39605
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http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/downloadSuppFile/24173/19845
 
Coverage Tropical areas, Low-resource settings


 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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