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Document ID (ISN)110619
CIS number 10-0283
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wicker S., Rabenau H.F., Groneberg D.A., Gottschalk R.
Title Occupationally-acquired infections among health care workers: Gastroenterological diseases
Original title Arbeitsbedingte Infektionen bei Mitarbeitern des Gesundheitswesens: Gastroenterologische Erkrankungen [in German]
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.59, No.7, p.204-214. Illus. 47 ref.
Abstract Due to the contact with infectious patients, health care workers are at risk of work-related infectious diseases. This article reviews literature data on viral and bacterial gastroenterological infections (hepatitis A and E, rotaviruses, noroviruses, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, Helicobacter pylori and other) and describes the preventive measures to be taken by health care workers. Breaking the chain of infection can be efficiently achieved by means of suitable hand and surface disinfection. A multiple choice questionnaire on gastroenterological infections is included. See also ISN 110616, ISN 110617 and ISN 110620.
Descriptors (primary) occupational medicine; enteric infections; gastrointestinal diseases; infection control; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; disinfectants; contagion; bacterial diseases; virus diseases; infectious hepatitis; parasitic diseases; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services