Occupationally acquired infections and the healthcare worker

Marianne Cloeren, Trish M. Perl

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Abstract

Much of the recent research related to occupational infections in healthcare workers has focused on the evaluation of the effectiveness of preventive measures, the cost-effectiveness of such measures, and alternative approaches to preventing common occupational infections. This article reviews recent information on healthcare workers about occupationally acquired diseases and considers the risks from unusual or re-emerging pathogens. Among recent advances of note are effective post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, approaches to achieving immunity to hepatitis B in vaccine non-responders, better diagnostic tests for hepatitis C and improved equipment for preventing blood exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent opinion in infectious diseases
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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