|Document ID (ISN)||106610|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0121-9774 - Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente
|Convention or series no.
||Risk of biological accidents among workers of a health administration region
||Riesgo biológico accidental entre trabajadores de un área sanitaria [in Spanish]|
||3rd Quarter 2006, Vol.13, No.49, p.13-16. Illus.
||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.
||Spain; biological hazards; health care personnel; needle-stick injuries
||infectious hepatitis; frequency rates; epidemiologic study; immunodeficiency syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)