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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|Publication status||Published - 10-2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases