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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) ; Resources on Occupational Health

WHO declared the Novel Coronavirus(COVID-10) outbreak a pandemic, and we have encountered school closing and remote learning, curfew, and the shortage of daily necessities such as toilet paper, household medicine, hand sanitizer, and so on. The outbreak also impacts the workplace. There is a lot of effort to prevent disease transmission. The following links are some useful resources for workplace COVID-19 prevention. Photo by CDC on Unsplash CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) : Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers CDC : Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities CDC : Guidance on PPE(personal protective equipment for health care providers ACOEM(American College of O

Occupational tuberculosis among laboratory workers

Occupational tuberculosis among laboratory workers in South Africa: applying a surveillance system to strengthen prevention and control. Authors: Garnett J, Jones D, Chin G, Spiegel JM, Yassi A, Naicker N Photo by Science in HD on Unsplash BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is recognized as an important health risk for health workers, however, the absence of occupational health surveillance has created knowledge gaps regarding occupational infection rates and contributing factors. This study aimed to determine the rates and contributing factors of active TB cases in laboratory healthcare employees at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) in South Africa, as identified from an occupational


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