An infectious disease occurs in a house. How would you arrange to isolate the patient if there are no facilities available elsewhere ?

A room at the top of the house should be selected, and no other room on that floor used. The door should be
curtained off by means of a sheet kept saturated with a good disinfectant. The room should have a fire burning
in it if possible, and the windows should be kept open.

All unnecessary furniture, hangings, etc., should have been cleared away. The staircase should be kept
thoroughly ventilated, and one person should take entire charge of the sick person.

 

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