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Document ID (ISN)107403
CIS number 07-1478
ISSN - Serial title 1423-3169 - Informations médicales - Medizinische Mitteilungen
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cartier B.
Title Avian influenza/Risk of pandemic - Protection of health care personnel
Original title Vogelgrippe/Pandemie: Schutz des Arbeitnehmenden im Gesundheitswesen [in German]
Grippe aviaire/Risque de pandémie - Protection des personnes travaillant dans le secteur de la santé [in French]
Bibliographic information 2007, No.78, p.71-73. 8 ref.
Internet access ((part)) [in French] ((part)) [in German]
Abstract In the event where avian influenza would become pandemic, health care personnel would be the most exposed. Swiss law requires that employers implement the necessary preventive measures to ensure the protection of workers. These measures include: information of personnel; use of personal protective equipment; proper application of hygiene measures; early screening of infected persons; separation from other patients and unprotected staff.
Descriptors (primary) avian influenza; health care personnel; infectious diseases; Switzerland
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; responsibilities of employers; information of personnel; personal protective equipment; transfer to other work; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)