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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among prison system workers in Espírito Santo, Brazil, 2020

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  • Camila Leal Cravo Duque Secretaria Estadual da Justiça do Espírito Santo
  • Laylla Ribeiro Macedo Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo image/svg+xml https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6246-3559
  • Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo image/svg+xml https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4826-3355
  • Ricardo Tristão de Sá Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brasil
  • Erika do Nascimento Bianchi Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brasil
  • Adriana Ilha da Silva Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo image/svg+xml
  • Pablo Medeiros Jabor Instituto Jones dos Santos Neves
  • Cristina Costa Gomes Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Espírito Santo
  • Orlei Amaral Cardoso Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brasil
  • Pablo Lira Instituto Jones dos Santos Neves https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2643-5219
  • Raphael Lubiana Zanotti Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brasil
  • Silvânio José de Souza Magno Filho Secretaria Estadual da Justiça do Espírito Santo
  • Eliana Zandonade Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5160-3280

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-49742022000100008

Keywords:

Prevalence, Coronavirus Infections, Occupational Health, Cross-Sectional Studies, Prisons

Abstract

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among workers in the Espírito Santo prison system between August and September 2020. Methods: A stratified sample survey through interviews and serological tests for SARS-CoV-2.
Results: In the 986 respondents, the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 11.9% (CI95% 8,1%;15,7%) among health professionals and 22.1% (CI 95%; 18,8%; 25,3%) among prison officers. Positivity was more frequent in health professionals from the North region (19.7%), and in male prison officers (24.0%). Among the positive ones, fatigue was the most frequent symptom among prison officers (13.4%) and miracle among health professionals (10.8%); and the most prevalent comorbidities among the
positive ones were: asthma or bronchitis (16.2%) for health professionals, and hypertension for prison officers (12.8%). Conclusion: The prevalence of SARS-Cov-2 was higher in prison officers, supporting disease control and prevention actions in this scenario.

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Posted

01/05/2022

How to Cite

Duque, C. L. C., Macedo, L. R., Maciel, E. L. N., Sá, R. T. de, Bianchi, E. do N., Silva, A. I. da, Jabor, P. M., Gomes, C. C., Cardoso, O. A., Lira, P., Zanotti, R. L., Magno Filho, S. J. de S., & Zandonade, E. . (2022). Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among prison system workers in Espírito Santo, Brazil, 2020. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-49742022000100008

Section

Health Sciences