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Lack of transmission among healthcare workers in contact with a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in Thailand

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, May 2016
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Title
Lack of transmission among healthcare workers in contact with a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in Thailand
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13756-016-0120-9
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Authors

Surasak Wiboonchutikul, Weerawat Manosuthi, Sirirat Likanonsakul, Chariya Sangsajja, Paweena Kongsanan, Ravee Nitiyanontakij, Varaporn Thientong, Hatairat Lerdsamran, Pilaipan Puthavathana

Abstract

A hospital-associated outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was reported. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of infection control measures among healthcare workers (HCWs) who were exposed to a MERS patient and/or his body fluids in our institute. A descriptive study was conducted among HCWs who worked with a MERS patient in Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Thailand, between 18 June and 3 July 2015. Contacts were defined as HCWs who worked in the patient's room or with the patient's body fluids. Serum samples from all contacts were collected within 14 days of last contact and one month later. Paired sera were tested for detection of MERS-CoV antibodies by using an indirect ELISA. Thirty-eight (88.4 %) of 43 identified contacts consented to enroll. The mean (SD) age was 38.1 (11.1) years, and 79 % were females. The median (IQR) cumulative duration of work of HCWs in the patient's room was 35 (20-165) minutes. The median (IQR) cumulative duration of work of HCWs with the patient's blood or body fluids in laboratory was 67.5 (43.7-117.5) minutes. All contacts reported 100 % compliance with hand hygiene, using N95 respirator, performing respirator fit test, wearing gown, gloves, eye protection, and cap during their entire working period. All serum specimens of contacts tested for MERS-CoV antibodies were negative. We provide evidence of effective infection control practices against MERS-CoV transmission in a healthcare facility. Strict infection control precautions can protect HCWs. The optimal infection control measures for MERS-CoV should be further evaluated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 64 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 20%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Other 4 6%
Other 14 22%
Unknown 14 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 14 22%
Unknown 18 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 June 2016.
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#1,547,085
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#215
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#30,367
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Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#1
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