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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

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

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Health Sciences