Health care workers are at high risk of catching COVID-19

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Some nurses at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York, are under quarantine after they were exposed to the novel coronavirus by a patient who was treated there. In Washington state, 25 health care workers are under observation after interacting with a people who were not diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, until after they died. In Northern California, three health care workers tested positive for the virus, and dozens are in isolation.

The nature of their job puts health care workers at an increased risk of catching any communicable disease, including COVID-19. During the SARS outbreak in 2002, one-fifth of all cases were in health care workers. If they start to get sick in high numbers during a disease…

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