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Disease Control

Topic-specific Guidance

Provides resources and guidance materials for healthcare professional on animal bites and other types of animal exposures that could potentially transmit the rabies virus to humans. Resources include:

  • Detailed information on reporting animal bites/exposures
  • Guidelines for clinical management of animal exposures and rabies post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Information on rabies immune globulin and vaccine
  • Rabies information and fact sheets

Provides guidance and resources specific to healthcare facilities including:

  • CDC Guidance for disinfection and sterilization in healthcare settings
  • Guidance for Long Term Care Facilites

Program dedicated to the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Our program serves as a resource to the Philadelphia healthcare community and public with the goal of improving healthcare safety and quality in the City of Philadelphia.

Provides resources and guidance materials for healthcare professionals with patients who are traveling or have traveled internationally. Resources include:

  • Clinical Guidelines for pre-travel consultation
  • Information on additional vaccines that may be needed based on the travel destination
  • Clinical evaluations tools for screening the returning traveler

Facility-specific Guidance

Provides guidance and resources specific to schools and childcare facilities including:

  • Guidelines for the prevention and control of infectious disease in Schools
  • Special reporting instructions for schools

Provides guidance and resources for non-healthcare residential settings and shelter facilities including:

  • Special reporting instructions for communicable disease
  • Guidelines for the prevention and control of infectious diseases

Disease Control Services

Provides information and resources for healthcare providers on safe and timely immunizations including descriptions and links to the following immunization services:

  • Vaccines for Children
  • Vaccines for Adults at Risk
  • KIDS Plus IIS

Provides descriptions and contact information for laboratory services available to healthcare providers including:

  • Molecular subtyping and serogrouping for acute communicable diseases
  • Diagnostic and laboratory testing for tuberculosis
  • Darkfield examinations and serologic testing for sexually transmitted diseases

Provides descriptions and contact information for medical consultation services available to healthcare providers including:

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Consultation
  • Tuberculosis Consultation
  • Animal Exposure Consultation