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Document ID (ISN)47120
CIS number 86-2058
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Helmick C.G., Webb P.A., Scribner C.L., Krebs J.W., McCormick J.B.
Title No evidence for increased risk of Lassa fever infection in hospital staff
Bibliographic information 22 Nov. 1986, Vol.2, No.8517, p.1202-1204. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract A prospective serological study of staff from 3 Sierra Leone hospitals in an area where Lassa fever is endemic, revealed that there was no increased risk of contracting the disease among any groups of hospital personnel. These findings support the proposal that patients with Lassa fever need not be confined to isolators in order to prevent infecting the staff.
Descriptors (primary) Sierra Leone; tropical diseases; hospitals; virus diseases; infection control; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) developing countries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases