Impact of social contacts on SARS-CoV-2 exposure among healthcare workers

Emecen A. N., Keskin S., Eren E., Ustuner B., Celik S. G., Suner A. F., ...More

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE-OXFORD, vol.72, no.1, pp.10-16, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/occmed/kqab141
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Environment Index, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Psycinfo, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-16
  • Keywords: Contact tracing, COVID-19, healthcare worker, occupational health, risk assessment, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background Healthcare workers (HCWs) have an increased risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection due to occupational exposure. Strict measures generally focus on the patient-to-HCW contacts. However, interactions between the HCWs also pose a high risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure.