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Vaccination against classical influenza in health-care workers [Bulletin]

[Vaccination du personnel soignant contre la grippe saisonnière. Auto-protection et protection des patients]
Wicker, S ; RABENAU HF ; Kempf, Volkhard AJ ; BRANDT C Deutsches Arzteblatt international
Deutsches Arzteblatt international. 2009/09; 106(36) : 567-572
Summary: BACKGROUND: Health-care workers are at risk of occupational exposure to influenza and can also transmit the disease to their patients. METHODS: Selective literature review and description of the influenza vaccination program at the Frankfurt University Hospital. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Many studies demonstrate that influenza vaccination for health-care workers lowers morbidity and mortality in their patients. Official immunization recommendations and free, voluntary immunization programs for health-care workers have been in existence for many years. Nevertheless, influenza vaccination rates are unacceptably low. Therefore, mandatory vaccination ought to be considered. In addition, infection-control measures (covering the mouth and nose with a mask, meticulous hand disinfection) should be rigorously observed in the hospital to prevent the nosocomial transmission of influenza and other infectious diseases. Vaccination rates might be improved if health-care workers were made aware that they themselves face a risk of infection.(RESUME D'AUTEUR)



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CClin Est
CHU de Nancy - Hôpitaux de Brabois
Rue du Morvan
54511 Vandoeuvre le Nancy Cedex
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CClin Ouest
CHU Hôtel Dieu
CS 26419
35064 Rennes Cedex 2
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CCLIN Paris Nord
CClin Paris-Nord
96 rue Didot
75014 Paris
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Hospices Civils de Lyon
Hôpital Henry Gabriel
20 route de vourles
69230 Saint-Genis-Laval
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CCLIN Sud-Ouest
CClin Sud-Ouest
CHU de Bordeaux
Hôpital Pellegrin - Bâtiment Le Tondu
33076 Bordeaux
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