Evaluation of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Exposure Among Internal Medicine Housestaff and Fellows [open pdf - 1MB]
"In August 2009, NIOSH [National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health] received an HHE [Health Hazard Evaluation] request from the director of the internal medicine residency program at UUSM [University of Utah, School of Medicine] concerning the exposure of internal medicine housestaff to the pH1N1 virus. A number of internal medicine housestaff were reportedly diagnosed with pH1N1 in June 2009, and more housestaff were reported to have ILI [Influenza-like illness], leading to significant absenteeism in this program. The exact extent of the disease, risk factors leading to infection, and modes of transmission among the internal medicine housestaff were unknown at the time of the request."
Health Hazard Evaluation Report, HETA 2009-0206-3117
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