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Document ID (ISN)106610
CIS number 07-722
ISSN - Serial title 0121-9774 - Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Risk of biological accidents among workers of a health administration region
Original title Riesgo biológico accidental entre trabajadores de un área sanitaria [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2006, Vol.13, No.49, p.13-16. Illus.
Abstract This article presents the findings of a survey carried out between 1999 and 2003 in the Spanish health administration region of Puertollano on the incidence of biological accidents. It involved 742 workers (533 women and 209 men). 188 cases of accidental exposure to biological agents were notified during the study period, corresponding to a rate of 5.1 cases per 100 workers. Accidental exposure was the most frequent among nursing staff. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; biological hazards; health care personnel; needle-stick injuries
Descriptors (secondary) infectious hepatitis; frequency rates; epidemiologic study; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)