Bordetella pertussis infection in paediatric healthcare workers

Bordetella pertussis infection in paediatric healthcare workers

Author Cunegundes, K. S. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moraes-Pinto, M. I. de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Takahashi, T. N. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kuramoto, D. A. B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Weckx, L. Y. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract An increased incidence of pertussis has been observed recently in adults, and healthcare workers (HCWs) are considered a risk group for transmission to infants. Prevalence of recent pertussis infection was assessed in HCWs from a paediatric department of a tertiary care hospital in Brazil. Serum pertussis toxin IgG antibodies were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. of 388 HCWs included in the analysis, 6.4% had serology suggestive of recent infection. Medical residents [odds ratio (OR): 4.15; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.42-12.14; P = 0.009] and those working >40 h a week (OR: 3.29; 95% CI: 1.17-9.26; P = 0.024) had increased risk of pertussis infection. (C) 2015 the Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Healthcare workers
Language English
Date 2015-06-01
Published in Journal of Hospital Infection. London: W B Saunders Co Ltd, v. 90, n. 2, p. 163-166, 2015.
ISSN 0195-6701 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher W B Saunders Co Ltd
Extent 163-166
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000354577600011

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