Infectious Diseases Study in Military Health Personnel

Mohammadjavad Hoseinpourfard, Ali Choopani, Mansoor Babaie, Aref Barkhordari, Hassan Rafati, Baratali Asghari, Mehrdad Moosazadeh Moghaddam, Ashraf Paktinat, Mojdeh Shantiaee

Abstract


Introduction: Infectious diseases are common in health care personnel. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of these diseases on military health personnel.

Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study in military health personnel during years 2011-2012 in one corps studied.  First, a questionnaire developed and presented to the personnel. Suspicious personnel examined by a physician. Then, they sent to paraclinical for final diagnosis. Results analyzed by spss v17 software, chi-square, and Fisher tests.

Results: Patients were 11.1 percent of total personnel. Viral infectious with 55.5 percent were the most in-patient. Positive results were obtained in 86.7 percent of the men (n = 39) and 13.3 percent of women (n = 6).

Conclusion: The infectious disease has affected more than one in ten personnel. Medical and nursing groups are most vulnerable. For the protection of the personnel, health and safety in the workplace will be considerate.


Keywords


Infection diseases, health care Personnel, armed forces, military

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