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ID (ISN) del documento63238
Número CIS 94-2113
ISSN - Título de la serie 0022-1899 - Journal of Infectious Diseases
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Adler S.P., Manganello A.M.A., Koch W.C., Hempfling S.H., Best A.M.
Título Risk of human parvovirus B19 infections among school and hospital employees during endemic periods
Información bibliográfica Aug. 1993, Vol.168, No.2, p.361-368. Illus. 27 ref.
Resumen Risk factors for human parvovirus B19 infections for hospital and school employees were identified during an endemic period. By serological testing, 2,730 employees of 135 schools in three school systems and 751 employees of a hospital were monitored. Of these, 60% were initially seropositive. After adjusting for age, race, and gender, risk factors for seropositivity were contact with children aged five to 18 years at home (odds ratio [OR]=1.2), at work (OR=1.2), and employment in elementary schools in school system 2 (OR=1.4). Over 42 months, one of 198 susceptible hospital employees seroconverted compared to 62 of 927 school employees. Four factors associated with seroconversion were employment at elementary schools in system 2, contact with children aged five to 11 years at home or with children aged five to 18 years at work, and aged under 30 years. Those in daily contact with school-age children had a five-fold increased occupational risk for B19 infection.
Descriptores (primarios) virus; enfermedades infecciosas; enfermedades víricas; factores de riesgo; instituciones de ensenanza; hospitales; valoración del riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) diferencias por raza; reacciones serológicas; diferencias por el sexo; ninos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Teaching and educational institutions
Risk evaluation