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We used a line list of high-risk exposure contacts of the initial 18 laboratory-confirmed NiV patients, including 235 HCWs and 191 household and community contacts.
Occupational health programs have a choice between newer IGRAs and the TST in HCWs. Guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that IGRA or a TST may be used without preference in surveillance programs for HCWs.
This notion is supported by the NDoH-commissioned post-introduction study, where some key informants reported that HCWs were 'nervous' about using the HPV vaccine, and that parental consent was negatively affected in areas where negative sentiments about the vaccine were shared on social media.
The current study was planned to identify security gaps in a public and private tertiary care hospital, and to make recommendations that may help improve security and safety of HCWs in hospitals.
Nurses spend more time with the patients as compared to other HCWs. Therefore their knowledge and perception of hand hygiene is critical for safety of the patients and prevention of infection.
Methods: We included 225 HCWs including laboratory staff, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in this cross-sectional study.
In this study, nasal swabs were taken from HCWs in OTs and CCA over a two-year period, from January 2016 to December 2017.
Phase Three: CRM courses for HCWs. In this phase, invitations were sent to all clinical department heads, including the nursing department, of the hospital.
There are reports describing nosocomial outbreaks of measles among HCWs (4, 5).
HCWs engaged were recruited from the Mother and Child Health departments at Port Victoria District Hospital and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret.
Six healthcare workers (HCW) were potentially exposed to mumps during the care of the index cases.
This is a hospital-based cross-sectional study conducted among HCWs at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), and two regional hospitals, namely, Temeke and Amana, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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