12/20/2010

Evaluation of H1N1 Exposure Among Internal Medicine Housestaff and Fellows

US-American National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
health hazard evaluation (HHE) investigators evaluated exposure to the pH1N1
virus among internal-medicine staff and fellows at four medical centers.
Investigators found gaps in infection control knowledge and in adhering to
personal protective equipment recommendations, along with incomplete exclusion
of ill housestaff and fellows from work. HHE investigators recommended that a
comprehensive influenza infection control strategy include education and
vaccination.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)