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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ABREU GUIRADO, Odalis; RODRIGUEZ HEREDIA, Odalys; PEREZ DELGADO, Ernesto  y  GONZALEZ GARCIA, Magda. Biosecurity:: its behavior. AMC [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.5. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: The biological security has been burning theme in the public opinion of many countries in the last 60 years. Objective: To analyze the behavior of biological security in the educational provincial hospitals «Manuel Ascunce Domenech» and «Eduardo Agramonte Piña», of Camagüey province. Method: A descriptive study from January to December 2006 was performed. The universe of study was constituted by the two hospitals previously mentioned, selected by the simple random method. It was proceed to the application of a questionnaire created according to experts criterion, in the services or departments with biological risk, which constituted the fundamental registry of the investigation. Besides, a survey to measure the level of knowledge on biosecurity to the 33,3% of workers with biological risk was applied. Results: In both hospitals workers exposed to biological risk represented the 57%, with predominance of nurses, doctors and auxiliaries; bad evaluation in the indicators of the Program of hospital biosecurity was obtained. Greater numbers of incidents in the Provincial Pediatric Hospital were recorded, a subregistry in both centers existed, exposures and damages prevailed, especially in the Microbiology laboratory, the most frequent causes were spills of blood and other liquids, breaks of pipes and flasks and pricks, fundamentally in the technical personnel. Conclusions: No professional diseases by biological agents were reported.

Palabras clave : Safety; containment of biohazards; epidemiology descriptive.

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