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[Isolation precautions in respiratory tract infections]

Buehlmann, M. and Widmer, A. F.. (2010) [Isolation precautions in respiratory tract infections]. Der Internist, Vol. 51, no. 2. pp. 161-168.

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Abstract

Respiratory tract infections belong to the most important infections in children and adults. One third of all infection-related hospitalizations are due to respiratory tract infections. Upper respiratory tract infections are one of the most important reasons for absence from school or work. The majority of respiratory tract infections are of viral origin. Viral infections are usually highly contagious. They are transmitted mainly by droplets, but also by direct or indirect contact via contaminated objects. Isolation precautions in respiratory tract infections are important to protect health-care workers from infection and prevent nosocomial transmission in the hospital and ambulatory care setting. Unlike for the hospital setting there are no detailed recommendations available for isolation precautions in the ambulatory care setting. Isolation precautions for outpatients are described in this article.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie > Infektiologie (Battegay M)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie > Infektiologie (Battegay M)
UniBasel Contributors:Widmer, Andreas F.-X.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0020-9554
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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