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Volume 24, Number 10—October 2018
Online Report

Protective Measures for Humans against Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Outbreaks in 22 European Union/European Economic Area Countries and Israel, 2016–17

Cornelia AdlhochComments to Author , Gavin Dabrera, Pasi Penttinen, Richard Pebody, on behalf of Country Experts
Author affiliations: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden (C. Adlhoch, P. Penttinen); Public Health England, London, UK (G. Dabrera, R. Pebody)

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Table 2

Recommendation for antivirus prophylaxis for different exposed groups, European Union/European Economic Area and Israel, 2016–17*

Antivirus treatment No. countries with recommendations
Occupationally exposed persons wearing PPE, n = 21 Occupationally exposed persons not wearing PPE or PPE breach, n = 22 Occupational groups handling sick or dead poultry and birds, n = 21 Other exposed persons, n = 21
No prophylaxis 14 11 13 12
Preexposure prophylaxis 2 2 2 1
Preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis 1 1 1 1
Postexposure prophylaxis 3 8 2 4
Unknown or no answer 1 0 3 3

*PPE, personal protective equipment.

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1Members of this group are listed at the end of this article.

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