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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010


Effects of Mumps Outbreak in Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2006

Amanda L. Bonebrake, Christina Silkaitis, Gaurav Monga, Amy Galat, Jay Anderson, JoEllyn Tiesi Trad, Kenneth Hedley, Nanette Burgess, and Teresa R. ZembowerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA (A.L. Bonebrake); University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago (A.L. Bonebrake); Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago (C. Silkaitis, G. Monga, A. Galat, J. Anderson, J.T. Trad, K. Hedley, N. Burgess, T.R. Zembower)

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Table 2

Characteristics of employee work absences during mumps outbreak, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2006*

Type of time off Job title No. employees Days allowed
PTO Registered nurse 1 3

Patient escort
Short-term injury and illness plan
Unit secretary
WC Patient care technician 1 24

Registered nurse
WC and PTO
Registered nurse
Because of nonimmunity Registered nurse 9 48
Physician 5 49
Unit staff† 9 42
Nonunit staff‡ 7 39
Because of pending titer results Registered nurse 12 25
Unit staff 8 20

Nonunit staff
Total 59 282

*PTO, personal time off; WC, workers’ compensation
†Nurse managers, secretaries, patient care technicians, clinical coordinators, emergency department assistants.
‡Applications analyst, counselor, radiographer, resource coordinator, respiratory therapist, records specialist, safety technician, patient escort, environmental services, food services.

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