alexa Oseltamivir adherence and tolerability in health care workers treated prophylactically after occupational influenza exposure.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology: Open Access

Author(s): Upjohn LM, Stewardson AJ, Marshall C

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Abstract This survey of health care workers who were prescribed oseltamivir prophylaxis after occupational exposure to 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) documents their adherence, adverse effects, development of influenza-like illness, and knowledge and beliefs about the treatment and transmission of influenza. Adverse effects occurred in 15 of 36 participants evaluated (41.6\%). The majority of the participants understood that influenza is highly infective and would take oseltamivir again, although 40.5\% (15 of 37) thought they had not been given sufficient information about adverse effects. Copyright © 2012 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Am J Infect Control and referenced in Epidemiology: Open Access

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