The Communicable Disease Center (CDC) is the leading facility in delivering specialist treatment and support for patients with infectious conditions that are caused by bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment are all provided within the Center through both inpatient and outpatient services.
We implement measures that aim to prevent the transmission of serious infectious illnesses within or outside the Center. We have a unique innovative patient profile system – identifying specific illnesses and infections to ensure patients receive the right care and isolation measures, when needed, for their condition. In addition, the CDC has negative pressure patient rooms and public spaces with hepa-filtration systems within the structure of standard and isolation rooms. Sustaining negative room pressure and hepa-filtration as standard technique is used to prevent cross-contamination from room to room. A ventilation system generates negative pressure to allow air to flow into the isolation room from the hallway but not escape from the room, as air will naturally flow from areas with higher pressure to areas with lower pressure, thereby preventing contaminated air from escaping the room. These techniques are normally used to isolate patients with airborne contagious diseases such as TB, Zika, measles or chicken pox.