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

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 17;ciaa287. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa287. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) originated in Wuhan, China has caused many healthcare workers (HCWs) 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.