|Document ID (ISN)||101136|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sobaszek A., Fantoni-Quinton S., Frimat P., Leroyer A., Laynat A., Edme J.L.
||Prevalence of cytomegalovirus infection among health care workers in pediatric and immunosuppressed adult units
||Nov. 2000, Vol.42, No.11, p.1109-1114. 24 ref.
||03-0435.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this study was assess the prevalence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection among health care personnel working with children and immunosuppressed patients. The study involved a clinical examination, a medical and occupational questionnaire, the assessment of tasks performed, and CMV serologic testing of 400 female health care workers. Overall seroprevalence was 44.25%. Prevalence differed significantly with age and parity (number of children) and was higher among personnel who worked in closer contact with the patients (nurse's aides) than among those whose tasks required more technical skills (nurses), 57.3% vs. 34.5%. Logistic regression analysis between prevalence of CMV antibodies, age, parity and type of job showed that contact with patients was as significant a factor as parity.
||children; viruses; women; health care personnel; hospitals
||infectious diseases; length of service; frequency rates; age-linked differences; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services