A nosocomial and occupational cluster of hepatitis A virus infection in a pediatric ward

Nicola Petrosillo, Barbara Raffaele, Lorena Martini, Emanuele Nicastri, Giuseppina Nurra, Gianfranco Anzidei, Giuseppe Ippolito

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Abstract

We describe a cluster of acute hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection that involved two patients and one physician in the pediatric unit where two children with acute HAV infection had been housed. An interview with the unit personnel revealed several breaches in infection control measures and the lack of vaccination of healthcare workers against HAV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume23
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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