Whooping cough in Israeli hospital's neonatal unit prompts tough questions
Whooping cough causes bouts of severe coughing for weeks on end, and in severe cases can cause heart failure and nerve damage.
One of the scariest scenarios faced by a hospital’s risk management department is when a staff member contracts an infectious disease and infects hospitalized patients. If the employee was not immunized against the disease, despite being given the option to do so, the story gets even more complicated. And if the patients exposed to that individual are members of sensitive population groups (SPGs), the issue can...
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