Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 3, P655-680 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.04.013 View full text
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Daphne Ling, Dick Menzies

Abstract: Occupational pulmonary infectious diseases include tuberculosis (TB) and many viral pathogens, including influenza, coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS), varicella, respiratory syncytial virus, and hantavirus. This review focuses on TB, influenza, and SARS, because the published literature is extensive for these 3 infections. The lessons from these 3 are relevant for all nosocomial pulmonary infectious diseases.