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June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1)

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Measles, mumps and rubella

Transmission risks for healthcare workers

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Department of Health guidance states that healthcare workers should have immunity against rubella and measles in order to protect the health of hospital patients. Deborah Farrow, specialist nurse practitioner, examines why immunity to mumps is not included in the recommendations, despite evidence that many healthcare workers remain at risk of infection.   

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest of the UK’s 140 NHS foundation trusts. It has around 16,000 employees and a large in-house occupational health (OH) service to provide the support and services they need. But the OH department also…

Deborah Farrow is a specialist nurse practitioner working in the NHS.

Author: Deborah Farrow

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1) pp26-28

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