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Seropositivity for Influenza A(H1N1) pdm09 Virus among Frontline Health Care Personnel

Emerging Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 6.75). 01/2013; 19(1):140-3. DOI: 10.3201/eid1901.111640
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Seroprevalence of antibodies to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus among 193 emergency department health care personnel was similar among 147 non-health care personnel (odds ratio 1.4, 95% CI 0.8-2.4). Working in an acute care setting did not substantially increase risk for virus infection above risk conferred by community-based exposures.

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Available from: Fatimah S Dawood, Mar 10, 2014
Seropositivity for
Infl uenza A(H1N1)
pdm09 Virus
among Frontline
Health Care
Personnel
Seroprevalence of antibodies to infl uenza A(H1N1)
pdm09 virus among 193 emergency department health care
personnel was similar among 147 non–health care person-
nel (odds ratio 1.4, 95% CI 0.8–2.4). Working in an acute
care setting did not substantially increase risk for virus infec-
tion above risk conferred by community-based exposures.
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Author affi liations: North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health
System, New Hyde Park, New York, USA (K. Alagappan, R.A.
Silverman, M.F. Ward, S. De Cicco, M. McCullough, K. Tenner);
Hofstra North Shore–Long Island Jewish School of Medicine,
Hempstead, New York, USA (K. Alagappan, R.A. Silverman,
M.F. Ward); Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New
York, USA (K. Alagappan, R.A. Silverman); Feinstein Institute for
Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, USA (K. Alagappan,
R.A. Silverman, M.F Ward, M. Akerman); and Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K. Hancock, F.S.
Dawood, A. Branch, E. Steward-Clark, J.M. Katz)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1901.111640
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