The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines on Friday regarding what constitutes disseminated and disseminated blastoma infections.
It’s a major step forward for the virus, which has been at its worst in a long time.
It’s been estimated that as many as 1 million people in the U.S. will contract the disease in 2018.
The guidelines provide guidance for doctors, health care providers and public health officials.
CDC officials say they’re “committed to making the most effective and compassionate use of existing tools to combat this pandemic,” but they also want to be careful.
“In some cases, the best way to control dissemination is to stop transmission,” said Dr. Mark P. Weintraub, director of the CDC’s Office of Infectious Diseases.
“In other cases, there may be other effective strategies to control the spread of the virus.”
The guidelines call for using a variety of measures, including:Identifying people at high risk for disseminated infection in a timely manner;Ensuring that people who have been exposed to the virus or have contacts of those who have come in contact with infected people have been tested;Providing support to people at risk for dissemination and to people who need to be tested for the disease; andProviding prompt and reliable treatment to people with disseminated syncope.