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
Gangrene (gas gangrene)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Gastroenteritis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Salmonella sp. (including S. typhi)

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 
 

Shigella species

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Viral (not otherwise mentioned)

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Yersinia enterocolitica

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Gastroenteritis, no organism identified
Adenovirus

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Campylobacter sp.

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Cholera (Vibrio cholera)

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

C. difficile

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

Hand hygiene with alcohol based hand rub is recommended EXCEPT use Hand Hygiene with soap and water upon exiting the room of a patient on Contact Isolation for suspected or confirmed C.difficile disease.  See Diarrhea Decision Tree

Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium sp.)

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Escherichia coli Enterohemorrhagic O157:H7

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Other species

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia)

Use Contact Isolation for diapered or incontinent persons for duration of illness 

Norovirus

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

Rotavirus
German measles (see Rubella; see Congenital Rubella)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Giardiasis (see Gastroenteritis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum (gonorrheal ophthalmia, acute conjunctivitis of newborn)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhea)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Granuloma inguinale (donovanosis, granuloma venereum)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment