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Workers in COVID-19 units are NINE TIMES more likely to get infected

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Workers in COVID-19 units are NINE TIMES more likely to get infected https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8564629/Healthcare-workers-COVID-19-units-NINE-TIMES-likely-infected.html?ito=native_share_article-top

"For the first study, researchers compared asymptomatic healthcare workers in coronavirus units to those not working with coronavirus patients

About5.4% of employees in COVID-19 units had positive test results as did 0.6 percent from non-COVID wings..."

No wonder people hesitate to take those assignments. Especially in facilities with poor ventilation systems..

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

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For the first study, published in JAMA Network Open, the team looked at healthcare workers at Houston Methodist Medical Center.

Between March 11 and April, nasopharyngeal swabs from 2,872 asymptomatic people including 2,787 workers and 85 community residents.

Suspect results would be very different if study replicated today due to Texas wide community spread.