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Document ID (ISN)102332
CIS number 03-1431
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coward P.
Title Occupational infectious disease risks in the health care industry
Bibliographic information Feb. 2003, Vol.19, No.1, p.35-44. 40 ref.
Abstract Health care workers are at risk of exposure to infectious diseases; in addition, pregnant health care workers may be exposed to infectious diseases that are reproductive hazards. This article provides an overview of some of the major infectious risks to which health care workers may be exposed, and discusses appropriate risk management strategies. The following hazards are discussed: blood-borne viruses (hepatitis B and C, HIV); risks to pregnancy (rubella, cytomegalovirus, varicella-zoster, parovirus B19); hepatitis A; tuberculosis; meningococcal disease; pertussis.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; risk factors; health care personnel; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) tuberculosis; viruses; meningococcal infections; infectious hepatitis; expectant mothers; rubella; immunodeficiency syndrome; biological hazards; chickenpox
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases