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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

Absence of Nosocomial Transmission of Imported Lassa Fever during Use of Standard Barrier Nursing Methods

Anna GrahnComments to Author , Andreas Bråve, Thomas Tolfvenstam, and Marie Studahl
Author affiliations: University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden (A. Grahn, M. Studahl); Public Health Agency of Sweden, Solna, Sweden (A. Bråve); Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (T. Tolfvenstam)

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Table 2

Characteristics of 53 of 76 persons at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, who had contact with case-patient with Lassa fever*

Contact classification Total Sex, F:M Mean age, y (range) Low risk High risk
Doctor 3 1:2 38 (28–49) 3 0
Nursing/AHP 28 26:3 35 (22–58) 27 2
Laboratory staff 18 17:1 45 (22–62) 18 0
Radiology 2 2:0 NA 2 0
Medical students 1 0:1 NA 1 0
Total 53 46:7 39 (22–62) 51 2

*AHP, allied health professionals (e.g., physiotherapist and occupational therapist); NA, not analyzed because of confidentiality reasons.

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