Print Get Citation Citation Disclaimer: These citations have been automatically generated based on the information we have and it may not be 100% accurate. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. AMA Citation Engel J, Pratte M. Engel J, & Pratte M Engel, Jake, and Michael Pratte. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 differed among different types of healthcare workers in Italy in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2 Minute Medicine, 12 July 2021. McGraw Hill, 2021. AccessPediatrics. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=568341§ionid=257533845APA Citation Engel J, Pratte M. Engel J, & Pratte M Engel, Jake, and Michael Pratte. (2021). Seroprevalence of sars-cov-2 differed among different types of healthcare workers in italy in the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic. (2021). 2 minute medicine. McGraw Hill. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=568341§ionid=257533845.MLA Citation Engel J, Pratte M. Engel J, & Pratte M Engel, Jake, and Michael Pratte. "Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 differed among different types of healthcare workers in Italy in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic." 2 Minute Medicine McGraw Hill, 2021, https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=568341§ionid=257533845. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Clip Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Supplementary Content Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 differed among different types of healthcare workers in Italy in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic by Jake Engel, Michael Pratte Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +1. Health care assistants and nurses were at the highest risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 among healthcare professionals early in the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. +2. Healthcare workers employed in operational units that may result in prolonged exposure to SARS-CoV-2 patients, such as internal medicine and related subspecialties, were at higher risk of infection compared to those less exposed to patients. +Evidence Rating Level: 4 (Poor) Study Rundown: + +The COVID-19 pandemic provided insight into which healthcare workers (HCWs) and healthcare settings were at higher risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 infection. This cross-sectional study examined the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 and odds of infection among different healthcare fields in Italy early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary outcome was the proportion of HCWs (in various professional categories and operational units) with a positive Liaison SARS-CoV-2 test (detects SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies). Among 82 961 HCWs tested from April 1 through May 26, 2020, 10 115 (12.2% [95% CI: 12.0-12.4] tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Seroprevalence differed among professional categories when compared to administrative personnel as the control group (seroprevalence: 11.6% [95% CI:10.9-12.3]). Healthcare assistants (adjusted odds ratio [aOR]: 1.48 [95% CI: 1.33-1.65]) and nurses (aOR: 1.28 [95% CI: 1.17-1.41]) had the highest odds of infection; laboratory personnel (aOR: 0.7 [95% CI: 0.46-1.1]) and radiologists (aOR: 0.63 [95% CI: 0.39-1.0]) had the lowest odds of infection, however, these odds were not significantly different from control. Physicians did not have a significantly higher risk of infection compared to control. Seroprevalence differed among operational units when comparing to telephone operators as the control group (seroprevalence: 11.7% [95% CI: 10.3-13.3]). HCWs employed in internal medicine (aOR: 2.24 [95% CI: 1.87-2.68]) and rheumatology (aOR: 2.30 [95% CI: 1.37-3.86]) had the highest risk of infection; those employed in forensic medicine (aOR: 0.40 [95% CI: 0.19-0.88]), histologic and anatomical pathology (aOR: 0.71 [95% CI: 0.52-0.97]), and medical device sterilization (aOR: 0.54 [95% CI: 0.35-0.84]) had the lowest odds of infection. Overall, it appears that certain healthcare professionals and fields had a higher risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 infection than others. Notably, one major limitation of this study, however, is that it was unknown which participants contracted SARS-CoV-2 infection from their workplace versus elsewhere. +Click to read the study in JAMA Network Open +Relevant Reading:Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and associated factors in healthcare workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis +©2021 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.