|Document ID (ISN)||68326|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Pagane J., Chanmugam A., Kirsch T., Kelen G.D.
||New York City police officers [sic] incidence of transcutaneous exposures
||Aug. 1996, Vol.46, No.4, p.285-288. 22 ref.
||To assess potential exposure to blood borne infection, data on incidents involving needlestick injuries and human bites among New York City police officers were examined; urine toxicology results of arrested individuals were also analyzed. The transcutaneous exposure rate was 38.7 per 10,000 officers. Exposure rates were highest among those between the ages of 20 and 29 years and those with between 4 and 10 years of service. More than 60% of arrested individuals tested positive for potentially injectable drugs. Widespread vaccination and continued education on precautions should be considered for all officers.
||injection injuries; police forces; bites; infectious diseases
||USA; vaccination; infection control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Bacterial and parasitic diseases