· As the primary
mode of person-to-person transmission is contact with contaminated blood,
secretions or body fluids, any person who has had close physical contact with
patients should be kept under strict surveillance, i.e. body temperature checks
twice a day, with immediate hospitalization and strict isolation recommended in
case of temperatures above 38.3°C (101°F). Casual contacts should be
placed on alert and asked to report any fever.
· Surveillance of suspected
cases should continue for three weeks after the date of their last contact.
· Hospital personnel who come
into close contact with patients or contaminated materials without barrier
nursing attire must be considered exposed and put under close supervised