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: 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 130--131

Coronavirus disease-2019 infection among health-care professionals: predisposing factors and preventive strategies


Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava 
 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District- 603108, Tamil Nadu
India

The Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection has been reported among all, regardless of their region, nation, ethnicity, religion, age-group, gender, socioeconomic class and work profile. Against this novel viral infection, the health care workers are the only group of professionals who are working right from the day one, when the first case was reported and nothing was known about the infection. It is extremely important to protect health care professionals from infection both in the hospital and community settings. A wide range of factors has been attributed to the acquisition of infection among health workers in hospital settings. In conclusion, the role of health care professionals in the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic is of utmost importance and thus it is crucial to get more epidemiological insights about the infection and thus ensure their safety and well-being in the workplace.


How to cite this article:
Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Coronavirus disease-2019 infection among health-care professionals: predisposing factors and preventive strategies.Matrix Sci Med 2020;4:130-131


How to cite this URL:
Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Coronavirus disease-2019 infection among health-care professionals: predisposing factors and preventive strategies. Matrix Sci Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];4:130-131
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