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
Pneumonia due to
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Fungal
H. influenzae, Infants and children (any age)
H. influenzae, All other patients

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective theraphy

Legionella
Meningococcal (N.meningitidis)

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

Multidrug-resistant bacterial (see Multidrug-Resistant Organisms)
Mycoplasma (primary atypical pneumonia)

Duration of illness

Pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
Pneumocystis carinii
Staphylococcus aureus (nafcillin/methicillin sensitive OR resistant)
Streptococcus pyogenes (group A strep)

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

Varicella-Zoster (See Varicella-Zoster)
Viral, Infants and young children
Viral, All other patients

See Respiratory Infectious Disease, acute, or specific viral agent

Poliomyelitis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

Duration of illness

Pressure ulcer (decubitus ulcer, pressure sore) infected Major
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

Duration of illness

Until drainage stops or can be contained by dressing

Pressure ulcer (decubitus ulcer, pressure sore) infected Minor or limited
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

If dressing covers and contains drainage.

Prion disease (See Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Pseudomonas sp.
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
multi-drug resistant (CP-gene positive or cefepime resistant or ceftazidime resistant)
All other patients
Psittacosis (ornithosis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
(Chlamydia psittaci)
Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Rabies
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Rat-bite fever (Streptobacillus moniliformis, Spirillum minus)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Relapsing fever
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

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