Clinical Management of Patients Infected with Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms

  • Thomas KratzEmail author
  • Bruria Adini
  • August Stich
  • René Gottschalk


The clinical management of high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) poses an immense challenge, seen largely varying standards in terms of infection prevention control (IPC) as well as in quality of clinical care. This chapter gives an overview of possible treatment as well as IPC options. Lessons learned within the German Permanent Working Group of Competence and Treatment Centres for highly infectious, life-threatening diseases (STAKOB) are taken into account.


Clinical management HCID STAKOB Isolation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Kratz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bruria Adini
    • 1
  • August Stich
    • 1
  • René Gottschalk
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Information Centre for Biological Threats and Special PathogensRobert Koch-InstituteBerlinGermany

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