Flu Exposure of Health Care Providers

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to find out how flu virus is spread. Specifically, how the virus spreads through the air around an infected person, and how much virus can be detected in healthcare providers (HCPs) serving these patients. This research may lead to a better understanding of how we can protect people from airborne viruses, like the flu.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Work in the Emergency Department at WFBH
  • Have contact with patients displaying flu symptoms

What is involved

  • Questionnaire about general health
  • Document any contacts with patients displaying flu symptoms
  • Nasal swab

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Werner Bischoff
Email
wbischof@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-5116

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.