Staggered enforcement of infection control and prevention measures following four consecutive potential laboratory exposures to imported .

Last updated on 11-1-2022 by Marcella Mori

Peer reviewed scientific article





From 2015 until 2020, was isolated four times in our microbiology laboratory. All patients had travelled in endemic-areas. Immediately after the first occurrence, all laboratory staff were risk-stratified and preventive and protective measures were applied according to CDC guidelines. Nineteen workers were exposed and needed chemoprophylaxis and follow-up. At each subsequent occurrence, risk analysis was performed, and additional measures were implemented accordingly, leading to a progressive reduction of exposed staff members to none the fourth time. We describe here the additional measure…

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