Screening for Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus among Hospital Staff, Spain

Olalla, Julián; Marcos, Miguel; Fernández, Fernando; Oulkadi, Jaouad; Montiel, Natalia; del Arco, Alfonso; Fuentes, Víctor; de la Torre, Javier; Prada, José Luis; García-Alegría, Javier
June 2011
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2011, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p1139
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study regarding the screening for pandemic H1N1 2009 virus among hospital staff in Marbella, Spain. Among the study population, only one person with positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results was found to be asymptomatic. Four persons had been vaccinated against the influenza A virus. The finding suggests that hospital workers had a greater fear of possible side effects of the vaccine that of the disease.


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