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 and tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-270
Number of pages10
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume10
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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