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Hand hygiene refers to both washing with plain or anti-bacterial soap and water and to the use of alcohol gel to decontaminate hands. When hands are not visibly soiled, alcohol gel is the preferred method of hand hygiene when providing health care to clients.
Mumps is a viral illness caused by a paramyxovirus, a member of the Rubulavirus family. The average incubation period for mumps is 16 to 18 days, with a range of 12 to 25 days. Clinical Features. Mumps usually involves pain, tenderness, and swelling in one or both parotid salivary glands (cheek and jaw area).
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an 'atypical' bacterium that causes lung infection. It is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia and is sometimes referred to as 'walking pneumonia.' It is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia and is sometimes referred to as 'walking pneumonia.'
A person usually gets sick with fifth disease within four to 14 days after getting infected with parvovirus B19. This disease, also called erythema infectiosum, got its name because it was fifth in a list of historical classifications of common skin rash illnesses in children.
Use standard precautions with additional respiratory precautions for respiratory tract diphtheria, and standard precautions with additional contact precautions for cutaneous diphtheria, until the case is shown to be clear of carriage via two negative cultures taken at least 24 hours apart, collected at least 24 hours after completing antibiotics. The disease is usually not highly contagious after 48 hours of antibiotic therapy.
Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential to prevent foodborne illness. You can't see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. In every step of food preparation, follow the four steps of the Food Safe Families campaign to keep food safe: Clean — Wash hands and surfaces often.
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• Personal protective equipment PPE Use in Healthcare Settings The protection of healthcare personnel from infectious disease exposures in the workplace requires a combination of controls, one of which is the use of PPE. It is important to recognize that your protection as a healthcare worker also involves other prevention strategies.