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Title: Seroprevalence of 2009 H1N1 Virus Infection and Self-Reported Infection Control Practices Among Healthcare Professionals Following the First Outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand
Authors: Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit
Susan Assanasen
Anucha Apisarnthanarak
Yong Rongrungruang
Kanchana Kachintorn
Yuwadee Tuntiwattanapibul
Tepnimitr Judaeng
Pilaipan Puthavathana
Mahidol University
Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-May-2013
Citation: Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses. Vol.7, No.3 (2013), 359-363
Abstract: A serologic study with simultaneous self-administered questionnaire regarding infection control (IC) practices and other risks of influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (2009 H1N1) infection was performed approximately 1month after the first outbreak among frontline healthcare professionals (HCPs). Of 256 HCPs, 33 (13%) were infected. Self-reported adherence to IC practices in >90% of exposure events was 82·1%, 73·8%, and 53·5% for use of hand hygiene, masks, and gloves, respectively. Visiting crowded public places during the outbreak was associated with acquiring infection (OR 3·1, P=0·019). Amongst nurses, exposure to HCPs with influenza-like illness during the outbreak without wearing a mask was the only identified risk factor for infection (OR=2·3, P=0·039). © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 17502659
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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