TITLE

Updated Recommendations for Isolation of Persons with Mumps

PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/10/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 40, p1103
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding the isolation of persons with mumps. It was stipulated that persons with mumps should be maintained in isolation with standard precautions and droplet precautions for 9 days after onset of parotitis. In 2007, review of evidence supporting the isolation guidance, AAP decided to change its isolation guidance for health-care workers in ambulatory settings to 5 days.
ACCESSION #
34881931

 

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