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

Hisashi Baba, Yoshitsugu Iinuma, Kazuyoshi Imaizumi, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Tadao Hasegawa, Michio Ohta, David L. Paterson

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1021
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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