Isolation Table

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Ebola
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

Duration of illness

If this condition is suspected, IMMEDIATELY CONTACT: INFECTION PREVENTION (Business hours: 415-806-0269; non-business hours: Notify Nursing Supervisor) AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES. See also: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/index.html

Echinococcosis (hydatid disease) (Echinococcus sp.)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Encephalitis (or encephalomyelitis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

Examples: varicella, herpes simplex, eastern, western, Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis; St. Louis, California encephalitis.  See specific etiologic agent

Endometritis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Enterobiasis (Enterobius sp) (pinworm disease, oxyuriasis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Enterococcus sp
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
vancomycin resistant (VRE)
Vancomycin AND Linezolid resistant VRE

Duration of hospitalization and upon readmission 

Discontinuation will be determined by Infection Prevention on a case by case basis (i). 

Enterocolitis, C. difficile (see Gastroenteritis, C. difficile)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
C. difficile gastroenteritis, enterocolitis

Patients on 11L or 12L:  Duration of hospitalization.  All others: Enteric Contact + Standard isolation can be discontinued if (1) patient has had no diarrhea for ≥48 hours AND (2) clean patient and belongings have been transferred to clean room.

Hand Hygiene with soap and water (not alcohol based hand rub) is indicated upon exiting the room of a patient on Contact + Standard Isolation for C. difficile. Wash your hands sign is available.
See Diarrhea Decision Tree for additional guidance. https://infectioncontrol.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/diarrhea-decision-tree

Enterovirus, (coxsackievirus disease, echovirus, hand foot and mouth disease, herpangina, pleurodynia)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Infants and young children

Duration of illness

All other patients
Epiglottitis, due to Haemophilus influenzae type b
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

 Until patient has received ≥24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

See specific disease agents for epiglottitis due to other etiologies.

Epstein-Barr virus (including infectious mononucleosis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Erythema infectiosum (see Parvovirus B19)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL) producer
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
not MDRO
MDRO

Duration of hospitalization and all subsequent admissions