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Scand J Infect Dis. 2010 Aug;42(8):620-2. doi: 10.3109/00365541003754436.

An outbreak of varicella in staff nurses exposed to a patient with localized herpes zoster.

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Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-sheva, Israel. saidelod@bgu.ac.il

Abstract

An outbreak of varicella occurred in an internal medicine ward. The outbreak comprised 3 nurses, 2 of whom were directly exposed to an immunocompetent patient with localized herpes zoster. Our observation provides an argument for airborne precautions in hospitalized patients with localized herpes zoster.

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20429711
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10.3109/00365541003754436
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