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General Information

  • All clinicians must be familiar with the infectious disease protocol.
  • The senior clinician shall retain full discretion for diagnosis, case management, and handling, and must inform the other clinicians, and technical staff, of the protocol to be followed for a particular case.
  • No action will be taken to prejudice the health of the patient or other patients in the hospital
  • The senior clinician is responsible for locating the animal in the appropriate area and providing correct identification, warning and protection.
  • The Infectious Disease Committee (or the chairperson) will arbitrate any queries or disagreement over interpretation of the protocol and will investigate any failure to comply with a decision.
  • Any subsequent variations to a procedure must be approved by the Infectious Disease Committee.