Risk Factors of Healthcare Workers With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Designated Hospital of Wuhan in China

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 19;71(16):2218-2221. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa287.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China, has caused many healthcare workers (HCWs) to be infected. Seventy-two HCWs manifested with acute respiratory illness were retrospectively enrolled to analyze the risk factors. The high-risk department, longer duty hours, and suboptimal hand hygiene after contacting with patients were linked to COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19; healthcare workers; risk factors.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology*
  • COVID-19 / transmission
  • China / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Health Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
  • Hospitals / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Workload
  • Young Adult