Are doctors at a higher risk of catching infectious diseases?
Are doctors at any higher risk of catching or dying of infectious diseases or a superbug than the general population?
And if so, what specialties are more at risk for this? We'd naturally assume it's anyone working within a hospital, right?
One thing that made me start thinking about this is the recent nuclear explosion in Russia. There’s not a whole lot of information about it because the government suppressed exactly what happened, but scientists involved in the explosion were sent to a hospital and allegedly, several doctors were exposed to radiation without being properly informed of what was happening to their patients. We’ve read stories of these doctors since being quarantined and their current whereabouts are unknown.
This isn’t necessarily disease-related, but it just got me thinking of the overall safety of doctors in these frontline situations.
Share your thoughts!!!
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