CDC Finalizes Notification Procedures Regarding Exposure of Infectious Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a final notice regarding procedures for healthcare facilities and state officials regarding the exposure of infectious diseases to emergency response employees.

In the final notice, CDC outlined a final list of infectious diseases to which emergency response employees can be exposed, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C, anthrax, HIV, rabies, tuberculosis and measles.

 

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The final notice also includes guidelines describing circumstances under which exposure may occur and guidelines for determining whether an exposure to a listed disease has occurred.

The final notice is effective Dec. 2.

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