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Document ID (ISN)54543
CIS number 90-1723
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Murray A., Kangro H.O., Heath R.B.
Title Screening hospital staff for antibodies to varicella-zoster virus
Bibliographic information 21 July 1990, Vol.336, No.8708, p.192. 2 ref.
Abstract In hospitals there is a risk of cross-infection of staff by varicella-zoster virus (VZV). As vaccination of susceptible hospital staff with live varicella vaccines cannot be recommended at present, this letter to the editor recommends routine screening for VZV antibody status during the pre-employment health checks of new employees.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; hospitals; chickenpox; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) pre-employment medical examinations; vaccination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)