2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Monitoring For Employees

Occupational Health Clinic
February 3, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus is a virus that has emerged in Wuhan City (Hubei Province), China and has caused respiratory illness. It appears to have first started from exposure to animals at a seafood and animal market. There is now evidence of human-to-human spread, though ease of transmission is not yet known. The incubation period (time from exposure to development of symptoms) can be up to 14 days.

Annual TB Testing for Employees Streamlined

Occupational Health Clinic
June 25, 2018

Based on National Infection Control (CDC) Guidelines, a significant subset of employees no longer need annual TB testing!  The Department of Infection Prevention and Occupational Health recently did a risk assessment for cases of active, contagious tuberculosis throughout the Medical Center, and have identified that many areas can be classified as “low risk”.  Areas are considered low risk when they care for fewer than 6 TB patients/year in hospitals or fewer than 3 TB patients/year in outpatient clinics.