Specialist guidance on the management (including infection control) of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF).
The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) produces specialist guidance on the management of patients with a viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) or other infectious diseases of high consequence.
The algorithm has been revised (version 5: 06.11.2014) and replaces the algorithm released September 2014 (Version 4 10.09.2014).
There has also been further revision of the ACDP guidance document published in 2014 to complement the algorithm:
- the fever threshold has been changed to ≥37.5°C
- sections 3 to 5 and appendices 4, 8, 10 and 11 have been updated
This guidance includes advice on infection control and prevention for acute trust staff.