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Risk Factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection among Healthcare Personnel.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 11; 22(11):1915-1920.EI

Abstract

Healthcare settings can amplify transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but knowledge gaps about the epidemiology of transmission remain. We conducted a retrospective cohort study among healthcare personnel in hospital units that treated MERS-CoV patients. Participants were interviewed about exposures to MERS-CoV patients, use of personal protective equipment, and signs and symptoms of illness after exposure. Infection status was determined by the presence of antibodies against MERS-CoV. To assess risk factors, we compared infected and uninfected participants. Healthcare personnel caring for MERS-CoV patients were at high risk for infection, but infection most often resulted in a relatively mild illness that might be unrecognized. In the healthcare personnel cohort reported here, infections occurred exclusively among those who had close contact with MERS-CoV patients.

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27767011

Citation

Alraddadi, Basem M., et al. "Risk Factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection Among Healthcare Personnel." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 22, no. 11, 2016, pp. 1915-1920.
Alraddadi BM, Al-Salmi HS, Jacobs-Slifka K, et al. Risk Factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection among Healthcare Personnel. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(11):1915-1920.
Alraddadi, B. M., Al-Salmi, H. S., Jacobs-Slifka, K., Slayton, R. B., Estivariz, C. F., Geller, A. I., Al-Turkistani, H. H., Al-Rehily, S. S., Alserehi, H. A., Wali, G. Y., Alshukairi, A. N., Azhar, E. I., Haynes, L., Swerdlow, D. L., Jernigan, J. A., & Madani, T. A. (2016). Risk Factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection among Healthcare Personnel. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(11), 1915-1920. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2211.160920
Alraddadi BM, et al. Risk Factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection Among Healthcare Personnel. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(11):1915-1920. PubMed PMID: 27767011.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Risk Factors for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection among Healthcare Personnel. AU - Alraddadi,Basem M, AU - Al-Salmi,Hanadi S, AU - Jacobs-Slifka,Kara, AU - Slayton,Rachel B, AU - Estivariz,Concepcion F, AU - Geller,Andrew I, AU - Al-Turkistani,Hanan H, AU - Al-Rehily,Sanaa S, AU - Alserehi,Haleema A, AU - Wali,Ghassan Y, AU - Alshukairi,Abeer N, AU - Azhar,Esam I, AU - Haynes,Lia, AU - Swerdlow,David L, AU - Jernigan,John A, AU - Madani,Tariq A, PY - 2016/10/22/pubmed PY - 2018/1/13/medline PY - 2016/10/22/entrez KW - MERS-CoV KW - Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus KW - Risk factors KW - healthcare personnel KW - healthcare workers KW - occupational health KW - personal protective equipment KW - respiratory infections KW - viruses KW - zoonoses SP - 1915 EP - 1920 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 22 IS - 11 N2 - Healthcare settings can amplify transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but knowledge gaps about the epidemiology of transmission remain. We conducted a retrospective cohort study among healthcare personnel in hospital units that treated MERS-CoV patients. Participants were interviewed about exposures to MERS-CoV patients, use of personal protective equipment, and signs and symptoms of illness after exposure. Infection status was determined by the presence of antibodies against MERS-CoV. To assess risk factors, we compared infected and uninfected participants. Healthcare personnel caring for MERS-CoV patients were at high risk for infection, but infection most often resulted in a relatively mild illness that might be unrecognized. In the healthcare personnel cohort reported here, infections occurred exclusively among those who had close contact with MERS-CoV patients. SN - 1080-6059 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27767011/Risk_Factors_for_Middle_East_Respiratory_Syndrome_Coronavirus_Infection_among_Healthcare_Personnel_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2211.160920 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -