Flawed recommendations on surface hygiene within the existing interim influenza pandemic national infection control guidelines

Greg Whiteley*, Trevor Glasbey

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Interim Infection Control Guidelines for Pandemic Influenza in Healthcare and Community Settings, published by the Australian Commonwealth Government in 2006, have been reviewed and found to contain recommendations that, if they were made by a private organisation, would be potentially illegal under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, and also raise some concern in relation to occupational health and safety. The guidelines also fail to recommend the use of disinfecting products with specific claims relating to influenza virus that have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Agency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalHealthcare Infection
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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