Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 in healthcare settings

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 in
healthcare settings – March 2020. ECDC: Stockholm; 2020.

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This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures during the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities (LTCF). It also offers guidance on the management of specimens in laboratories in the EU/EEA.

This is an update of the ECDC guidance from February 2020 ‘Infection prevention and control for the care of patients with 2019-nCoV in healthcare settings’. This update addresses the possible limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene materials, and environmental hygiene materials for healthcare facilities in the EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom.

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Infection prevention and control for the care of patients with 2019-nCoV in healthcare settings

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This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures during the management of suspected and confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection.