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ID (ISN) del documento41412
Número CIS 84-473
ISSN - Título de la serie 0028-4793 - New England Journal of Medicine
Año 1983
Número de serie
Autor(es) Dworsky M.E., Welch K., Cassady G., Stagno S.
Título Occupational risk for primary cytomegalovirus infection among pediatric health care workers
Información bibliográfica 20 oct. 1983, Vol.309, No.16, p.950-953. 15 ref.
Resumen The prevalence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibody was determined in medical students, house staff, nurses and physicians, and pregnant and non-pregnant women in the community. Exposure of health-care workers was estimated by determining the prevalence of CMV infection in 3 groups of asymptomatic infants for whom they provided care. CMV was excreted in the urine or saliva of 1.6% of 2,899 newborns, 13% of 24 premature infants hospitalised for over a month, and 5% of 44 older infants seen as outpatients. Annual attack rates in the hospital students and staff were not higher than in the women in the community, and the risk of occupational contact is no larger than that faced by young women in the community at large.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades víricas; servicios médicos y sanitarios; mujeres; riesgos biológicos; hospitales
Descriptores (secundarios) estudio comparado; reacciones serológicas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases