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Controlling infectious disease outbreaks in low-income and middle-income countries

Infection Prevention and Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries (C Bardossy, Section Editor)
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Abstract

When an infectious disease outbreak is detected or suspected, a healthcare facility’s infection control personnel should be notified and an outbreak control team formed that is pertinent to the size and severity of the outbreak and healthcare facility. Management of an infectious disease outbreak in a middle- or low-income country is challenging. Cost-effective recommendations that are easy to carry out and that have been stratified according to the type of infection and prevention and control intervention used are provided in this paper and constitute basic practices.

Keywords

infectious disease outbreak healthcare facility infection control middle-income countries low-income countries 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Juan Pablo Caeiro declares that he has no competing interests. María I. Garzón declare that she has no competing interests.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital Privado UniversitarioCórdobaArgentina

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