1318 - Influenza Facts and the Health Care Worker

Author/Editor: Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA

Dental healthcare workers will undoubtedly be exposed to seasonal strains of influenza. Every dental team member must take necessary precautions to avoid illness, maintain a safe office environment for both the dental team and its patients, and keep current on new strains of influenza and other respiratory illnesses. Dental offices should implement a program for screening patients for aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD). Understanding the risks and how to deal with them can avoid panic, illness and even death.

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Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: Currently Under Review


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