|Document ID (ISN)||102332|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational infectious disease risks in the health care industry
||Feb. 2003, Vol.19, No.1, p.35-44. 40 ref.
||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.
||occupational diseases; risk factors; health care personnel; infectious diseases
||tuberculosis; viruses; meningococcal infections; infectious hepatitis; expectant mothers; rubella; immunodeficiency syndrome; biological hazards; chickenpox
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases