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Document ID (ISN)68326
CIS number 97-294
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pagane J., Chanmugam A., Kirsch T., Kelen G.D.
Title New York City police officers [sic] incidence of transcutaneous exposures
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.46, No.4, p.285-288. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) injection injuries; police forces; bites; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) USA; vaccination; infection control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Bacterial and parasitic diseases