Azithromycin prophylaxis during a hospitalwide outbreak of a pertussis-like illness

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2001 Dec;22(12):781-3. doi: 10.1086/501863.

Abstract

A questionnaire regarding tolerability and adherence was administered for 5 days to hospital employees who received azithromycin prophylaxis during a hospitalwide outbreak of a pertussis-like illness. Analysis of the 239 responses from those having received prophylactic azithromycin determined that it was well tolerated and accounted for a minimal loss of days worked; 81.5% were fully adherent with the regimen.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects*
  • Azithromycin / adverse effects*
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Drug Tolerance
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control
  • Patient Compliance
  • Personnel, Hospital*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Whooping Cough / epidemiology
  • Whooping Cough / prevention & control*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Azithromycin