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H5N1 influenza questionnaire: are Scottish emergency departments ready to isolate and treat a possible index case?
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PMID:  17384384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
H5N1 has emerged as a highly pathogenic strain of avian flu. Cases of bird-to-human transmission have occurred and raised concerns that human-to-human transmission may be possible. Therefore, it is vitally important to isolate any index case arising from bird-to-human transmission. Questionnaires were sent out to emergency departments throughout Scotland seeking information on the availability of facilities and supplies necessary to treat and prevent onward infection from a suspected index case of human H5N1 infection. They were specifically asked about side rooms for isolation and supplies of FFP3 masks, lysis buffer and oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
J Vardy; N Mukherjee; N Dignon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-26     Completed Date:  2007-05-04     Revised Date:  2010-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emergency Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 84 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0SF, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype*
Influenza, Human / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Patient Isolation / organization & administration*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Respiratory Protective Devices
Scotland / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents

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