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

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, June 2018
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (52nd percentile)

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Title
Absence of Nosocomial Transmission of Imported Lassa Fever during Use of Standard Barrier Nursing Methods
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, June 2018
DOI 10.3201/eid2406.172097
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Authors

A. Grahn et al.

Abstract

Nosocomial transmission of Lassa virus (LASV) is reported to be low when care for the index patient includes proper barrier nursing methods. We investigated whether asymptomatic LASV infection occurred in healthcare workers who used standard barrier nursing methods during the first 15 days of caring for a patient with Lassa fever in Sweden. Of 76 persons who were defined as having been potentially exposed to LASV, 53 provided blood samples for detection of LASV IgG. These persons also responded to a detailed questionnaire to evaluate exposure to different body fluids from the index patient. LASV-specific IgG was not detected in any of the 53 persons. Five of 53 persons had not been using proper barrier nursing methods. Our results strengthen the argument for a low risk of secondary transmission of LASV in humans when standard barrier nursing methods are used and the patient has only mild symptoms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 34%
Researcher 6 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 3%
Lecturer 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 5 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 7 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2018.
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#6,570,900
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Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#4,527
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#106,146
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Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#55
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