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Volume 23, Number 8—August 2017

Zika Virus Infection in Patient with No Known Risk Factors, Utah, USA, 2016

Elisabeth R. Krow-Lucal, Shannon A. Novosad, Angela C. Dunn, Carolyn R. Brent, Harry M. Savage, Ary Faraji, Dallin Peterson, Andrew Dibbs, Brook Vietor, Kimberly Christensen, Janeen J. Laven, Marvin S. Godsey, Bryan Christensen, Brigette Beyer, Margaret M. Cortese, Nina C. Johnson, Amanda J. Panella, Brad J. Biggerstaff, Michael Rubin, Scott K. Fridkin, J. Erin StaplesComments to Author , and Allyn K. Nakashima
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (E.R. Krow-Lucal, S.A. Novosad, C.R. Brent, B. Christensen, M.M. Cortese, N.C. Johnson, S.K. Fridkin); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (E.R. Krow-Lucal, H.M. Savage, J.J. Laven, M.S. Godsey Jr., A.J. Panella, B.J. Biggerstaff, J.E. Staples); Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (A.C. Dunn, D. Peterson, K. Christensen, A.K. Nakashima); Salt Lake County Health Department, Salt Lake City (C.R. Brent, A. Dibbs); Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District, Salt Lake City (A. Faraji); University of Utah, Salt Lake City (B. Vietor, B. Beyer, M. Rubin)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 128 encounters by 57 healthcare personnel with index patient by type of PPE used during investigation of Zika virus infection in patient with no known risk factors, Utah, USA, 2016*

Blood, n = 39
Respiratory/GI/GU, n = 46
Sweat, n = 35
Conjunctival, n = 8
Total, n = 128
None 0 (0) 0 (0) 8 (23) 2 (25) 10 (8)
Gloves only 29 (74) 27 (59) 21 (60) 4 (50) 81 (63)
Gloves and gown 8 (21) 11 (24) 3 (9) 1 (13) 23 (18)
Other 2 (5) 6 (13) 0 (0) 0 (0) 8 (6)
Unknown 0 (0) 2 (4) 3 (9) 1 (13) 6 (5)

*Values are no. (%) persons. GI, gastrointestinal; GU, genitourinary; PPE, personal protective equipment.

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