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Document ID (ISN)101136
CIS number 03-435
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sobaszek A., Fantoni-Quinton S., Frimat P., Leroyer A., Laynat A., Edme J.L.
Title Prevalence of cytomegalovirus infection among health care workers in pediatric and immunosuppressed adult units
Bibliographic information Nov. 2000, Vol.42, No.11, p.1109-1114. 24 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) children; viruses; women; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; length of service; frequency rates; age-linked differences; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases