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Hand hygiene in health care in the context of Filovirus disease outbreak response. Rapid advice guideline

World Health Organization, (2014)


This document provides a summary of the recommendations for hand hygiene best practices to be performed by health workers providing care and/or support to patients with filovirus infection (Ebola and Marburg viruses).
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/144578/1/...


WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

WHO, (2009)


First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241...


Field Situation - How to safely collect oral swabs (saliva) from deceased patients suspected to be infected with Ebola

World Health Organization, (2014)


Steps on how to safely collect oral swabs (saliva) from deceased patients suspected to be infected with Ebola: before entering patient’s room, how to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE), how to collect oral swab from deceased patient and how to prepare VTM collection tube for transport.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/136556/1/...


Hand Washing

World Health Organization, (2014)


Wash hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds immediately after taking off PPE. If hands are soiled, wash hands with soap and water for 40-60 seconds. You may use hand sanitizer or chlorinated water, if soap and water are not available.
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/hand-washing-afri...


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