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Preventing Healthcare Workers From Acquiring Influenza

  • Tak Ching Ng (a1), Nelson Lee (a1), Shu-Cheong David Hui (a1), Raymond Lai (a2) and Margaret Ip (a2)...
Abstract

Our survey of 133 on-duty medical ward nurses showed that, during peak influenza season, 30 (23%) developed an influenza-like illness, despite wearing a mask at work. Suboptimal adherence to standard precautions, such as the use of a face shield (odds ratio, 3.56) during high-risk procedures, and failure to receive influenza vaccination (odds ratio, 4.82) were independent risk factors, adjusted for household contacts.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9/F Clinical Sciences Building, Shatin, Hong Kong (leelsn@cuhk.edu.hk)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
  • URL: /core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology
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