Comment period opens for updated CDC influenza guidelines

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 29, 2010

The CDC released a draft of the updated influenza guidelines for public comment.

The guidelines, similar to last year’s interim guidelines, focus on vaccination as a primary method to prevent transmission. The document also addresses respiratory protection for healthcare workers, and in this matter steps back a bit from the previous guidelines by calling for surgical masks instead of N95 respirators, except during aerosol generating procedures.

Read more about the draft guidelines and how you can comment in the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

The public comment period is open until July 22.

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