Covid epidemic affects 22 health workers at Malaga hospital


The Covid epidemic affects 22 health workers at the Malaga hospital. image: google

Covid epidemic affects 22 health workers at Malaga hospital

The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucia announced the detection of a Covid-19 epidemic in Malaga Regional Hospital. To date, it has reached 22 health training professionals. Most of the infected workers are asymptomatic and all had previously been vaccinated against the virus.

This outbreak was reportedly first detected a few days ago, prompting tests to be carried out among hospital workers. As confirmed by health sources, but also from the regional administration, this number of just over twenty has tested positive. The majority of those infected are said to work in the intensive care unit (ICU).

It is not yet known where the infections come from, although the sources consulted by malaghoy.es reportedly indicated the possibility that the outbreak occurred last week during a Christmas dinner held at a restaurant in Malaga, attended by more than 100 people. All participants would have undergone antigen testing beforehand.

When a case of these characteristics is recorded, the protocol states that workers should be isolated. They must then wait to receive the results of the tests to which they have been submitted.

Thus, screening was initiated in the establishment, to detect possible new infections among their close contacts, and other health workers. This aims to detect asymptomatic positives, which are particularly dangerous if they do not show symptoms of the virus.

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