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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-32

Epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19-positive health-care personnel and their workplace contacts at a tertiary care hospital

Department of Community Medicine, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Uroosa Farooq Allaqband
Department of Community Medicine, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrsm.jcrsm_82_20

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Background: Health care personnel (HCP) are at risk for nosocomial acquisition of severe acute respiratory syndrome-COV 2 from the exposure to infected patients and co-workers. Aim and Objective: This study was done to assess the epidemiological characteristics of HCP with COVID-19 and their workplace contacts. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study done from April to July 2020. Data were collected telephonically from the cases, whereas the data from contacts were collected by both face-to-face interview and telephonically. A total of 125 cases and their 552 workplace contacts were included in the study. Results: Majority of study participants were symptomatic, young males with majority reporting exposure within the health facility. Conclusion: Ensuring workplace safety and adequate availability of personal protective equipment and sanitizers are the responsibility which every HC facility has to take care of COVID-19, health-care.

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