Irandokht Mostafavi

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a tick-borne viral zoonosis with the potential of human-to-human transmission with case fatality rates from 3% to 50%. The incubation period depends on host, route of infection, and viral dose. Herein, we report a nosocomial spread of the disease in a hospital at Mashhad, northeastern Iran, with a very short incubation(More)
BACKGROUND Hand hygiene is the single most important element of strategies to prevent health care-associated infections. However, handwashing rates among health care workers have ranged from 9% to 50%. This observation took place as a structured, overt strategy to assess the hospital staff's hand hygiene compliance. The study was carried out in Imam Reza(More)
Occupational exposure to sharp items or body fluid splash is a hazard for health care personnel via transmission of blood-borne viruses through such exposures. To determine the occurrence of needlestick injuries and other high-risk exposures among health care workers at a hospital in Iran, data collected for 2 years were reviewed. During this period, 171(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cross Infections (CIs) are considered as a major public health problem worldwide. They cause delay in recovery, increased mortality and morbidity. The purpose of this study is to report the incidence of CIs in our teaching hospital during a 23-month period. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 76766(More)
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