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Document ID (ISN)40846
CIS number 83-1977
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Young A.B., Reid D., Grist N.R.
Title Is cytomegalovirus a serious hazard to female hospital staff?
Bibliographic information 30 Apr. 1983, Vol.I, No.8331, p.975-976. 11 ref.
Abstract The findings of a working party set up to study this question in Scotland are reported. The main impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection occurs during pregnancy. Epidemiological data from Scotland, the rest of the United Kingdom and other countries are reviewed: the risk of congenital infection among the general population is similar (3-6 per 1000 births). There is a possibility of a slight occupational risk to hospital personnel. In children's hospitals, hygiene practices may affect the risk. Routine screening of staff for CMV antibody is not recommended. Recommendations for the prevention of cross-infection are given.
Descriptors (primary) virus diseases; women; hospitals; infectious skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) expectant mothers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)