Isolation Guidelines

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  • Abscess

    Isolation requirements

    • Disease: Abscess, etiology unknown

    Draining, major

    • Category: Contact
    • Infective material: Pus
    • Duration of isolation: Duration of illness
    • Comments: Major is defined as no dressing, or dressing does not adequately contain the pus.

    Draining, minor or limited

    • Category: Standard
    • Infective material: Pus
    • Duration of isolation: N/A
    • Comments: Minor or limited defined as dressing covers and adequately contains the pus, or infected area is very small.

    Not draining

    • Category: Standard