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Titolo:
Risk of secondary meningococcal disease in health-care workers
Autore:
Gilmore, A; Stuart, J; Andrews, N;
Indirizzi:
Gloucestershire Royal Hosp, Publ Hlth Lab, Communicable Dis Surveillance Ctr SW, Gloucester GL1 3NN, England Gloucestershire Royal Hosp Gloucester England GL1 3NN r GL1 3NN, England Publ Hlth Lab Serv, Stat Unit, London NW9 5EQ, England Publ Hlth Lab ServLondon England NW9 5EQ Unit, London NW9 5EQ, England
Titolo Testata:
LANCET
fascicolo: 9242, volume: 356, anno: 2000,
pagine: 1654 - 1655
SICI:
0140-6736(20001111)356:9242<1654:ROSMDI>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
5
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Gilmore, A London Sch Hyg & Trop Med, European Ctr Hlth Soc Transit, London WC1B 3DP,England London Sch Hyg & Trop Med London England WC1B 3DP 3DP,England
Citazione:
A. Gilmore et al., "Risk of secondary meningococcal disease in health-care workers", LANCET, 356(9242), 2000, pp. 1654-1655

Abstract

Guidelines on chemoprophylaxis vary between countries and reflect uncertainty about the risk of meningococcal disease in healthcare workers. In a retrospective survey of risk in healthcare workers in England and Wales, threepairs of primary cases and healthcare workers with secondary infections were identified between 1982 and 1996. Secondary infections were probably caused by exposure to primary cases' respiratory droplets around the time of admission. We estimated an attack rate of 0.8 per 100 000 healthcare workersat risk, a risk 25 times that in the general population (p=0.0003). The excess risk is small and inappropriate use of prophylactic antibiotics shouldbe avoided.

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