The role of day care givers in the identification and prevention of infections

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dc.contributor.author Na'was, Tarek
dc.contributor.author Al-Qutob, Ra'eda
dc.contributor.author Mawajdeh, Salah
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-14T11:46:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-14T11:46:02Z
dc.date.copyright 1991
dc.date.issued 2016-04-14
dc.identifier.issn 0037-7856 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3562
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pyogenes in children attending day care centers in North Jordan was studied. Nasal and throat swabs, cultured for Streptococcus pyogenes were collected from 100 children enrolled in four day care centers serving middle to high socioeconomic status portions of the population in March 1989. The identity of the streptococcal isolates was confirmed by biochemical and serological methods. Throat infection manifestations of the past 3 days, as reported and observed by the care givers, were related to culture results. The study findings showed that the prevalence of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pyogenes was high and ranged between 10 to 23.3%. It was also noted that the care givers were able to correctly identify children with suspected throat infection, in 11 to 25% of the children who grew Streptococcus pyogenes on cultures, by mere observation of the symptoms. Due to the high prevalence of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pyogenes in these settings, measures to control and prevent the spread of Streptococcus pyogenes must be employed. This study suggests that care givers may play an important role in achieving such a goal if they are offered proper health education programs and instructions on child hygiene. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The role of day care givers in the identification and prevention of infections en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198029370 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Social Science & Medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 33 en_US
dc.journal.issue 7 en_US
dc.article.pages 859-862 en_US
dc.keywords Day care givers en_US
dc.keywords Preschool children en_US
dc.keywords Day care infections en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(91)90391-O en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Na'was, T., & Mawajdeh, S. (1991). The role of day care givers in the identification and prevention of infections. Social Science & Medicine, 33(7), 859-862. en_US
dc.author.email tnawas@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/027795369190391O

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