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Document ID (ISN)110616
CIS number 10-0280
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Quarcoo D., de Roux A., Wicker S., Rabenau H.F., Groneberg D.A., Gottschalk R.
Title Occupationally-acquired infections among health care workers: Respiratory diseases
Original title Arbeitsbedingte Infektionen bei Mitarbeitern des Gesundheitswesens - eine Serie - respiratorische Erkrankungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.59, No.3, p.81-91. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract Due to the contact with infectious patients, health care workers are at risk of work-related infectious diseases. This article on respiratory diseases is the first of a series of four on occupationally acquired infections among health care workers. It reviews literature data on viral and bacterial infections (SARS, influenza, para-influenza and respiratory syncytial viruses, adenoviruses, tuberculosis, pertussi and other infectious agents) and describes the preventive measures to be taken by health care workers (wearing a mask, personal hygiene, infection control). Health care workers dealing with patients infected with highly pathogenic agents (SARS, avian flu) should be specially trained. See also ISN 110617, ISN 110619 and ISN 110620.
Descriptors (primary) occupational medicine; infectious diseases; respiratory diseases; infection control; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; contagion; bacterial diseases; tuberculosis; virus diseases; influenza; avian influenza; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; vaccination; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases