Communicable Disease Exposures and Reproductive Hazard Screenings

Communicable Disease Exposures

If you have any work related communicable disease exposures, notify your supervisor. Your supervisor will contact the Program of Hospital Epidemiology (PHE - pager 3158). PHE will gather names and confirm the exposure, then contact UEHC with a list of potentially exposed employees to facilitate evaluation of the staff members and determination if post exposure prophylaxis is indicated.

Resources (internal links)

  • UIHC Infection Control Manual
  • Communicable Disease Exposures - Appendix II provides basic information regarding agents that cause most nosocomial exposures, including: Pertussis, Creutzfeldt-Jacob agents, Hepatitis A, Influenza, Lice, Measles, Mumps, TB, Meningitidis, Parvovirus 19, Rubella, Scabies, and Varicella Zoster.
  • Communicable Disease Work Restrictions addresses work restrictions for employees with acute infectious diseases, such as: conjunctivitis, cytomegalovirus, diphtheria, enteroviral info, fever, gastroenteritis-diarrheal diseases, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes simplex-cold sores or herpetic whitlow, HIV, influenza, measles, meningococcal disease, mumps, lice, pertussis, rubella, scabies, SARS, skin infections, staph infections, strep throat, TB, varicella, viral respiratory infections, or shingles.

Reproductive Hazard Screenings

A reproductive hazard is any biological, chemical, or physical stressor that has the potential to adversely affect the human reproductive process. These effects may occur through either parent’s reproductive cells, prior to conception or during the fetal development. Employees with concerns regarding potential workplace reproductive hazards are encouraged to discuss these issues with UEHC and/or their personal physician.

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