Occupationally Related Outbreak of Chickenpox in Hospital Staff: A Learning Experience 2294-2295
Dr. Smita Sood,
3 Kha 4 A, Jawahar nagar, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan, India.
Phone: 0141-2651853, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Varicella (chicken pox) is a highly contagious disease which is caused by Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), a ubiquitous human a herpes virus. Nosocomial varicella in hospital employees can be costly to the hospital and disruptive to patient care. This case report describes an occupationally related outbreak of chickenpox in hospital staff and the lessons which were learnt by the hospital during this experience.