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Angie SzumlinskiHealth, Studies

In an article published in BMJ Thorax online, September 11, 2020, results indicate that seroprevalence among hospital workers may vary by job and by ethnicity. “All health care workers in the hospital are at increased risk of COVID-19 infection, not just those that are patient-facing, and all health care workers should closely follow advice and training on social distancing, handwashing and personal protective equipment (PPE)” said senior study author Dr. Alex Richter of the University of Birmingham.

The results of the study highlight variations in COVID-19 risk across different hospital settings and jobs and underscores the importance of infection control policies that extend to all workers, not just clinicians, who interact with patients said Dr. Margaret Ip, of the department of microbiology and faculty of medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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