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Report of 5 nurses infecting COVID-19 during patient care: case Series

Wed Jul 24 01:11:21 2024

(2020) Report of 5 nurses infecting COVID-19 during patient care: case Series. New Microbes and New Infections. p. 100694. ISSN 2052-2975 (Print) 2052-2975 (Linking)

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Background: The high prevalence of COVID-19 has been paied lots of attention all over the world. Nurses are in the first line against this infection and they placed in a high-risk situation. This study aimed to report COVID-19 infection during patients care among nures in the Mostafa Khomini Hospital, Ilam, Iran. In this hospital 125 nurses were enrolled in COVID-19 center. Findings: In the present study 5 out of 125 nurses (4) who enrolled in COVID-19 infection center, were infected with COVID-19. They were first positive for real-time PCR but the CT scan was positive for just one of them. None of the infected nurses were hospitalized and all of them preferred to be quarantine at home and receive the necessary care and treatment (Oseltamivir, Azithromycin and Kaletra. Conclusion: This study showed that regardless of self caring, the nurses were exposed to COVID-19. Because at the the beginning of SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Iran, there were no special protection against this infection.Therfore they were at risk for the COVID-19.This study also reported that receiving the necessary care and treatment at home was a good experience for nurses that can be used in some cases.

Item Type: Article
Gheysarzadeh, A.UNSPECIFIED
Sadeghifard, N.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Covid-19 Infection Nurse
Page Range: p. 100694
Journal or Publication Title: New Microbes and New Infections
Journal Index: Pubmed
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ISSN: 2052-2975 (Print) 2052-2975 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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