Infection control advice for severe respiratory illness from novel or emerging pathogens

Publication Date: 13 February 2020

​​This document outlines the infection prevention and control advice for healthcare workers who may be involved in receiving and caring for patients, primarily within healthcare settings, who may be infected with severe respiratory illness from novel or emerging pathogens such as: 

  • COVID-19
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) 
  • avian influenza such as A/H7N9 or A/H5N1 

The information contained within this document is for the use of clinical and public health colleagues.​​​




Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance