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Health workers, especially those who work in assistance and surveillance, are among the group of professionals most at risk for work-related infectious and parasitic diseases, including covid-19. This is what the new epidemiological bulletin prepared by the Integrated Program on Environmental and Worker Health (PISAT) of the Institute of Collective Health (ISC / UFBA) points out.

The survey is based on data provided by the Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) and also highlights other categories of workers most exposed to diseases such as pulmonary tuberculosis, leptospirosis, tetanus, dengue, yellow fever, HIV / AIDS and viral hepatitis.

The bulletin also calls attention to the high psychological distress experienced by health service workers who occupy the front line of care for patients with covid-19.

The publication is available on the website of the Collaborating Center for Surveillance of Worker’s Health Diseases (CCVISAT), http://www.ccvisat.ufba.br/ , which also contains other data and reports from the main systems related to worker health.