Transmission of bacterial infections to healthcare workers during intubation and respiratory care of patients with severe pneumonia

Baba, Hisashi, Iinuma, Yoshitsugu, Imaizumi, Kazuyoshi, Hasegawa, Yoshinori, Hasegawa, Tadao, Ohta, Michio and Paterson, David L. (2009) Transmission of bacterial infections to healthcare workers during intubation and respiratory care of patients with severe pneumonia. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 30 10: 1019-1021. doi:10.1086/606043

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Author Baba, Hisashi
Iinuma, Yoshitsugu
Imaizumi, Kazuyoshi
Hasegawa, Yoshinori
Hasegawa, Tadao
Ohta, Michio
Paterson, David L.
Title Transmission of bacterial infections to healthcare workers during intubation and respiratory care of patients with severe pneumonia
Journal name Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0899-823X
1559-6834
Publication date 2009-10-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1086/606043
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 30
Issue 10
Start page 1019
End page 1021
Total pages 3
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract Exposure of healthcare workers to patients with rapidly fatal infections invariably raises concerns regarding the risk of occupational acquisition. We describe acquisition of Streptococcus pyogenes by 2 nurses from a patient with fatal pneumonia and review previously reported cases of transmission of bacterial pathogens from patients with pneumonia to healthcare workers.
Keyword Healthcare workers
Bacterial infection
Respiratory care
Pneumonia
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
 
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