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Table 4 Employees’ knowledge of infectious diseases and/or pathogens and their paths of infections

From: What do healthcare workers in elderly care know about occupational health and safety? An explorative survey

Infectionsa Paths of infection
Contact/smear infection (faecal/oral) Droplet infection (aerogenous) Food and water (alimentary) Blood (haemato-genous) Total
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N
Conjunctivitis (Adenoviral) 100 (88.5) 33 (29.2) 2 (1.8) 2 (1.8) 113
Flu (Influenza) 39 (32.8) 112 (94.1) 5 (4.2) 1 (0.8) 119
Hepatitis (B and C) 29 (24.4) 16 (13.4) 17 (14.3) 107 (89.9) 119
MRSA 102 (84.3) 83 (68.6) 6 (5.0) 35 (28.9) 121
Norovirus infection 96 (81.4) 53 (44.9) 39 (33.1) 5 (4.2) 118
Salmonella infection 61 (49.6) 13 (10.6) 107 (87.0) 3 (2.4) 123
Lung tuberculosis 23 (19.7) 96 (82.1) 9 (7.7) 32 (27.4) 117
  1. aMultiple answers possible, correct answers are bold