Results of a rubella screening program for hospital employees : a five-year review (1986-1990).
The Barnes Hospital Employee Health Service (St.
Louis, Missouri) rubella screening program was evaluated over the 5-year period between January 1, 1986, and December 31, 1990.
A total of 6,969 new employees were hired, and 6, 115 (87.7%) were screened for evidence of rubella immunity by the Employee Health Service.
Rubella serology was performed on 5,893 (96.4%) of the screened employees, while 222 (3.6%) had documentation of prior rubella vaccination or rubella infection.
The absence of immunity was identified in 325 employees or 5.3% of all those screened.
Women were more frequently screened by the Employee Health Service than were men (p<0.0001), and blacks were more frequently screened than were non-Hispanic Caucasians (p<0.0001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Varicelle, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Dépistage, Vaccination, Prévention, Sérologie, Facteur risque, Immunoprotection, Missouri, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu hospitalier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Varicella, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Health staff, Human, Medical screening, Vaccination, Prevention, Serology, Risk factor, Immunoprotection, Missouri, United States, North America, America, Hospital environment
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Code Inist : 002B05C02B. Création : 199406.