Because human parvovirus B19 (B19) infections are common in children, and maternal infection of pregnant women may cause fetal death, risk factors for B19 infections for hospital and school employees were identified during an endemic period.
By serologic testing, 2730 employees of 135 schools in three school systems and 751 employees of a hospital were monitored.
Of these, 60% were initially seropositive.
After adjusting for age, race, and gender, risk factors for seropositivity were contact with children 5-18 years old at home (odds ratio [OR]=1.2), at work (OR=1.2), and employment in elementary schools in school system 2 (OR=1.4).
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Parvovirus B19, Parvovirus, Parvoviridae, Virus, Erythème infectieux, Milieu scolaire, Epidémiologie, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Hôpital, Anticorps, Sérum, Facteur risque, Exploration immunologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Parvovirus B19, Parvovirus, Parvoviridae, Virus, Erythema infectiosum, School environment, Epidemiology, Health staff, Human, Occupational exposure, Hospital, Antibody, Serum, Risk factor, Immunological investigation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0058772
Code Inist : 002B05C02B. Création : 199406.