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Interim infection control precautions to minimise transmission of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) 08 Sep 2015

This document outlines the infection prevention and control advice for health and social care providers who are involved in receiving and/or caring for individuals who are suspected or confirmed to have a respiratory infection.

This guidance is an update of, and supersedes, the HPS 2010 guidance ‘General information and infection control precautions to minimise transmission of respiratory tract infections (RTIs)’ and incorporates the latest international guidance for the control of RTIs.2-9 This guidance can be applied in the absence of pathogen specific guidance to any RTI, including those caused by novel or emerging pathogens e.g. pandemic.

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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 31/08/2017