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Document ID (ISN)63422
CIS number 94-2114
ISSN - Serial title 1180-2332 - Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yassi A., McGill M., Holton D., Nicolle L.
Title Morbidity, cost and role of health care worker transmission in an influenza outbreak in a tertiary care hospital
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1993, Vol.4, No.1, p.52-56. 19 ref.
Abstract An influenza A outbreak involving 37% of health care workers and 47% of geriatric patients on a ward in a tertiary care hospital was reviewed. The majority of health-care workers became ill prior to detecting the first patient case of influenza, suggesting that nosocomial spread from staff to patients may have occurred. Only 13.7% of the staff and 5.9% of patients had been vaccinated prior to the outbreak. It is suggested that much of the morbidity and costs resulting from this outbreak could have been avoided by increased immunization of staff and patients.
Descriptors (primary) influenza; morbidity; cost of diseases; hospitals; health care personnel; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) immunization; contagion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Economic aspects
Bacterial and parasitic diseases