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Document ID (ISN)64669
CIS number 95-1124
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harrison J., Jones C.E.
Title Human parvovirus B19 infection in healthcare workers
Bibliographic information Apr. 1995, Vol.45, No.2, p.93-96. 25 ref.
Abstract The occurrence of human parvovirus B19 infection in seven hospital health care workers is reported. The clinical presentation mimicked that of rubella and the diagnosis was made by the detection of human parvovirus B19 IgM antibody in blood samples taken from the affected workers. The importance of accurate diagnosis of B19 infection is discussed since this virus has been implicated in causing or exacerbating a variety of medical conditions. The need to make health care workers aware of the importance of this infection is stressed.
Descriptors (primary) virus diseases; women; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) case study; expectant mothers; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases