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Advice for Purchase of Required PPE for VHF Preparedness 01 Nov 2016

All hospitals with acute receiving units should be prepared for VHF in travellers and returning healthcare workers from high-risk areas. This document seeks to aid procurement of VHF appropriate PPE by detailing product specifications and suggesting suitable products.

Guidance on required PPE for all stages of VHF (suspected - confirmed) can also be found in the HPS Viral Haemorrhagic Fever – Precautions Summary (2014). Spread of VHF is through contact with infectious blood and body fluids therefore the level of PPE required will depend on the risk of exposure to these fluids.

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Last Updated : 27/09/2017