Long-Term Care Facilities

Prompt recognition of influenza, initiation of infection control measures and utilization of antiviral medications in long-term care facilities can help prevent influenza from spreading to patients and healthcare personnel. Monitoring residents for influenza-like illness (ILI) is important for prompt disease detection and control and limiting significant morbidity and mortality. Maine Health and Human Services’ Public Health, Division of Infectious Diseases is please to provide the following resource, Recommendations for the Prevention, Detection, and Control of Influenza in Maine Long-term Care Facilities, 2005-2006, to assist in planning influenza infection control in your facility this season.

Recommendations for the Prevention, Detection, and Control of Influenza in Maine Long-Term Care Facilities, 2007-2008