COVID-19: What happened to the healthcare workers of a research and teaching hospital in Milan, Italy? COVID-19 Health Care Workers Hospital

COVID-19: What happened to the healthcare workers of a research and teaching hospital in Milan, Italy?

COVID-19 Health Care Workers Hospital

Authors

  • Dario Consonni Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Lorenzo Bordini Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Carlo Nava Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Aldo Todaro Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Giovanna Lunghi Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Andrea Lombardi Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Davide Magioni Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Francesco De Palo 2Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Lidia Guerrieri 2Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Michele Gatti 2Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Daniele Serra 2Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Marco Polonioli 2Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Simone Pratò 2Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Antonio Muscatello Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Alessandra Bandera Centre for Multidisciplinary Research in Health Sciences (MACH), University of Milan, Italy
  • Francesco Auxilia Dept Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Italy and ASST Fatebenefratelli e Sacco, Milan, Italy
  • Silvana Castaldi Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy; Dept Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1716-6624

Keywords:

COVID-19 Health Care Workers Hospital

Abstract

The paper wants to present the data of infection of the Health Care Workers of a research and teaching hospital in Milan, Italy. The majority (2554, 55.9%) of 4572 HCWs were tested for SARS-CoV-2 and 8.8% were found positive. Most of the tested workers were women, but we found higher relative frequency of positivity for men, even after adjustment for age, working area, and occupation. The higher frequency of positive tests in the medicine area is probably explained by the higher concentration in that area of COVID-19 patients. Conversely, the low frequency of positive HCWs in intensive care units is  probably explained by the diffuse and continuous use of PPD. Our results show that HCWs in a research and teaching hospital in the most hit Region in Italy had a similar pattern of infection as all other HCWs all over the world. The problem of SARS-CoV-2 infections among the hospital personnel HCWs should remind us  the concerns about hospital acquired infections both for patients and HCWs

Author Biography

Silvana Castaldi, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy; Dept Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Italy

professore associato Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute

 

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07-09-2020

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Consonni D, Bordini L, Nava C, Todaro A, Lunghi G, Lombardi A, et al. COVID-19: What happened to the healthcare workers of a research and teaching hospital in Milan, Italy? COVID-19 Health Care Workers Hospital. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];91(3):e2020016. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10361