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Investigations on the risk of virus infection in dental surgery. Preliminary data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7245605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four virus strains -- influenza A/Texas 1/77 (H3N2) an A/USSR 90/77 (H1N1), adenovirus and parainfluenza type 2 -- were isolated from different specimens collected in dental surgery rooms. High levels of antibodies to respiratory viruses (influenza, parainfluenza 1, 2 and 3), adeno-, cytomegalic and herpes viruses, as well as the presence of HBsAg and anti-HBs could be detected in sera from patients hospitalized for dento-maxillofacial surgery. An epidemiological survey among dentists and dental assistants confirmed their exposure to an enhanced risk of occupational virus contamination, as compared with other categories of medical personnel.
T L Weintraub; R Iftimovici
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Virologie     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0253-181X     ISO Abbreviation:  Virologie     Publication Date:    1981 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605765     Medline TA:  Virologie     Country:  ROMANIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Microbiology
Cross Infection / etiology
Dentistry, Operative*
Occupational Diseases
Operating Rooms
Surgery, Oral*
Surgical Instruments
Virus Diseases / etiology*
Viruses / isolation & purification

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