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Report of five nurses infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 during patient care: case series

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(2020) Report of five nurses infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 during patient care: case series. New Microbes and New Infections. ISSN 20522975 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The high prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has received much attention all over the world. Nurses are in the first line of defence against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and are placed in a high-risk situation. This study aimed to report on infection with SARS-CoV-2 during patient care among nures in the Mostafa Khomini Hospital, Ilam, Iran. In this hospital 125 nurses were enrolled in the COVID-19 centre. Five out of 125 nurses (4) who enrolled in the COVID-19 infection centre, developed COVID-19. They were first positive by real-time PCR but the CT scan was positive for only one of them. None of the infected nurses were hospitalized and all of them preferred to quarantine at home and receive the necessary care and treatment (oseltamivir, azithromycin and lopinavir/ritonavir). This study showed that, regardless of self caring, the nurses were exposed to the virus, because at the start of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Iran, there was no special protection against this infection, so the nurses were placed at risk. This study also reported that receiving the necessary care and treatment at home was a good experience for nurses and can be used in some cases. © 2020 The Author(s)

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Gheysarzadeh, A.UNSPECIFIED
Sadeghifard, N.UNSPECIFIED
Safari, M.UNSPECIFIED
Balavandi, F.UNSPECIFIED
Falahi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Kenarkoohi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Tavan, H.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Coronavirus disease 2019 Covid-19 infection nurse SARS-CoV-2 azithromycin lopinavir plus ritonavir oseltamivir adult Editorial eye protection female high resolution computer tomography human major clinical study male patient care prevalence priority journal quarantine real time polymerase chain reaction self care Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
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Journal or Publication Title: New Microbes and New Infections
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 36
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2020.100694
ISSN: 20522975 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2828

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