A national law on infectious disease handling has been last modified in 1974.
A consensus meeting on this issue is being prepared for April 2000.
|Guidelines||Currently under discussion, guidelines based on UK and USA recommendations would be used|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
The Czech Army has started a co-operation with the Czech Society for Infectious Diseases
with the goal to build up two isolation units in civilian hospitals (Prague-Bulovka and Hradec Kralove).
|Guidelines||National recommendations from the National Health Service (October 1991)|
|Guidelines|| National guidelines are currently under discussion. |
Guidelines of Helsinki University Hospital exist.
|Guidelines|| National guidelines (for both laboratories and clinical departments) on how to tackle patients with |
haemorrhagic fever and contact persons, from the Health Ministery and from the Hôpitaux de Paris.
A final version with consensus: in progress
|Guidelines|| Recommendations for the management and control of viral hemorrhagic fevers and other dangerous |
infections in Germany, published by Robert Koch Institute:
Fock R. et al.: Management und Kontrolle lebensbedrohender hochkontagiöser Infektionskrankheiten.
Bundesgesundheitsblatt-Gesundheitsforschung-Gesundheitsschutz 42 (1999) 389-401
|Guidelines|| Greece has not up to date national guideliness and/or recommentations.|
However, some of the hospitals have guidelines.
|Guidelines|| Informally, recommendations from the UK would be used: |
Guidelines are currently established by the Dept. of Health.
|Guidelines|| Italian guidelines for viral hemorragic fevers have been prepared during the Ebola Alert in 1995. |
They are available at the Web site of the Ministry of Health www.sanita.interbusiness.
The relevant documents have been issued on the 11th and 26th of may 1995 (see under "normativa").
|Guidelines||Laboratory guidelines, based on international recommendations|
|Guidelines|| Because the Cantons of Switzerland have the right to issue such guidelines there are only two nationwide |
recommendations for Switzerland:
- Abteilung Medizin, Sektion medizinische Epidemiologie: Virale Hämorrhagische Fieber in der Schweiz -
Vorgehen bei Verdachts- oder gesicherten Fällen Bulletin des BAG (1991) 3: 57-58
- Ruef C., Raeber P.A., Komitee von Swiss-NOSO: Vorsichtsmassnahmen im Spital bei vermuteten oder
gesicherten Fällen mit viralem hämorrhagischem Fieber. Swiss-NOSO (1996) 3:25-28
|Guidelines|| Clear guidelines are available for the management of suspected Lassa fever and other haemorrhagic |
viral fevers. These are published in 1997 by the "National Coordination Structure for Infectious
Diseases Control (LCI)", The Hague.
|Guidelines|| Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens Management and Control of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers|
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