· Suspected cases
should be isolated from other patients and strict barrier nursing techniques
· All hospital personnel should
be briefed on the nature of the disease and its routes of transmission.
Particular emphasis should be placed on ensuring that high-risk procedures such
as the placing of intravenous lines and the handling of blood, secretions,
catheters and suction devices are carried out under barrier nursing conditions.
Hospital staff should have individual gowns, gloves and masks. Gloves and masks
must not be reused unless disinfected.
· Patients who die from the
disease should be promptly buried or