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Human Phenotype

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    Health-care workers with COVID-19 living in Mexico City: clinical characterization and related outcomes

    Authors: Neftali Eduardo Antonio-Villa; Omar Yaxmehen Bello-Chavolla; Arsenio Vargas-Vazquez; Carlos A. Fermin-Martinez; Alejandro Marquez-Salinas; Jessica Paola Bahena-Lopez

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.02.20145169 Date: 2020-07-04 Source: medRxiv

    BACKGROUND: Health-care workers (HCWs) have increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD. Information about the prevalence SERO and risk factors for adverse outcomes in HCWs is scarce in Mexico. Here, we aimed to explore prevalence SERO of SARS-CoV-2, symptoms, and risk factors associated with adverse outcomes in HCWs in Mexico City. METHODS: We explored data collected by the National Epidemiological Surveillance System in Mexico City. All cases underwent real-time RT-PCR test. We explored outcomes related to severe COVID-19 in HCWs and the diagnostic performance SERO of symptoms to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD in HCWs. RESULTS: As of July 2nd, 2020, 34,263 HCWs were tested for SARS-CoV-2, and 10,925 were confirmed (31.9%). Overall, 4,200 were nurses (38.4%), 3,244 physicians (29.7%), 126 dentists (1.15%) and 3,355 laboratory personnel and other HCWs (30.7%). After follow-up, 992 HCWs required hospitalization (9.08%), 206 developed severe outcomes (1.89%), and 90 required mechanical-ventilatory support (0.82%). Lethality was recorded in 224 (2.05%) cases. Symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2 positivity were fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, malaise, shivering HP, myalgias HP myalgias MESHD at evaluation but neither had significant predictive value. We also identified 333 asymptomatic TRANS SARS-CoV-2 infections MESHD (3.05%). Older HCWs with chronic non-communicable diseases, pregnancy, and severe respiratory symptoms MESHD were associated with higher risk for adverse outcomes. Physicians had higher risk for hospitalization and for severe outcomes compared with nurses and other HCWs. CONCLUSIONS: We report a high prevalence SERO of SARS-CoV-2 in HCWs in Mexico City. No symptomatology can accurately discern HCWs with SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD. Particular attention should focus on HCWs with risk factors to prevent adverse outcomes and reduce infection risk TRANS infection risk TRANS infection risk MESHD.

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