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Infection Control, Testing, and Surveillance

The latest information on infection control, testing, and surveillance, including the link to the weekly flu reports

Information for health care professionals

Use droplet precautions in addition to standard precautions when caring for patients with suspected or confirmed seasonal influenza.   Prompt empiric treatment, influenza testing, use of chemoprophylaxis for outbreak control and surveillance are important components of infection control.

Infection Control

  • CDC has a resource page, CDC Infection Control in Health Care Facilities, with information on influenza prevention and control in a variety of healthcare settings. This page includes guidelines, educational materials, and related resources.
  • Healthcare professionals can use the MDPH sample Influenza-like-illness Line List as a template for tracking influenza-like illness (ILI) among patients and staff in your facility.

Testing

For more information about influenza testing guidance and lab diagnosis of influenza, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/index.htm.

Volunteer Surveillance and Reporting of Influenza-like Illness

For healthcare professionals interested in participating in the Massachusetts Volunteer Influenza-like Illness Surveillance program, please visit here for more information.

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