Infection Control Symbol Templates

taggdesignThis is a collection of 13 graphical letter-size infection control templates for Microsoft Word.  These templates:

– simplify infection prevention & control messaging
– are pre-designed with symbols from The Infection Control Symbol Package to save you time
– are always ready to be printed in-house on letter-size paper for quick, timely turn-around
– can be saved once completed for quick & organized handling (getting approval, sharing approved files, changing messaging)

For best results, unzip the whole archive to a convenient place on your local hard drive.

Simply highlight the placeholder text within the template and type in your message. The symbols at the bottom imply that specific precautionary actions and PPE are required; highlight and delete any that do not apply to your current message before printing.

These templates are designed for Microsoft Office 2003 or newer for compatibility reasons.

Please leave the attribution and copyright information in the footer intact – this is required for free non-commercial reproduction of Creative Commons licensed graphics.

The Infection Control Symbol Package can be found at

Individual Infection Control Symbol Template downloads at

Outbreak Communication – WHO

outbreakcomReport of the WHO Expert Consultation on Outbreak Communications held in Singapore, 21–23 September, 2004.

Outbreak Communication: Best practices for communicating with the public during an outbreak. Ebola Awareness Quick Guide

disasterreadyThe team has released a 15-minute online course providing basic awareness on the Ebola outbreak. The new Ebola Awareness Quick Guide is now available online at This 15-minute quick guide is developed with content available from the World Health Organization, CDC, and other organizations. The general public and aid workers without specialized health training will benefit from increased awareness of this outbreak.

Ebola: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

US-H&HS-resourcesLiterature from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services about Ebola.

NIH Emergency Access Initiative Resources

NIH-LibAccess to the U.S. National Library of Medicine for Ebola resources.

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

US-H&HSA website from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with information on the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Handwashing & Ebola Factsheet

handwashingWhat is the role of handwashing in fighting Ebola? This fact sheet provides an overview of what we currently know.

Handwashing & Ebola Factsheet

The Infection Control Symbol Package

ICSymbolpackThis is a collection of symbols for communicating infection control situations and best practices, from simple hand hygiene reminders to warnings of outbreak or isolation situations. From the documentation:

“After years of development we realized that our infection control symbols had the potential to be this common language for public health. So, we compiled it in this package and are releasing it under Creative Commons in order to increase awareness, reduce barriers to implementation and ultimately be available where needed to save lives. The world needs to
speak the same language when it comes to infection control.

This package contains the complete set of symbols in several different computer file formats and is made to be shared via the internet.”

Project and documentation at:

The Lancet Ebola Resource Centre

lancetAn online collection of Lancet articles and other resources for health professionals.

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Overview of Needs and Requirements

ebolavirusdiseaseEbola Virus Disease Outbreak Overview of Needs and Requirements