Coronavirus (1386) Introduction: Michell Diaz, Honduras - Protection of health workers against COVID-19

26 October, 2021

[Original in Spanish. Google translation in English below]

Mi nombre es Michell Diaz soy Medico en Servicio Social de la UNAH y deseo hacerles conocer un poco de mi trabajo de investigación que se titula BIOSEGURIDAD DEL PERSONAL DE SALUD FRENTE AL COVID-19 PREVIA OPCION AL TITULO DE DRA. EN MEDICINA Y CIRUGÍA.

Se conoce al COVID-19 como una enfermedad febril de características neumónicas, que es capaz de complicarse con varias manifestaciones potencialmente letales.

También se encontró en estudios posteriores que este virus se vale de proteínas spike para lograr una alta antigenicidad dentro del hospedero, así como un mayor grado de antigenicidad dentro del hospedero, así como un mayor grado de transmisibilidad. Afortunadamente en la mayor parte de los casos se mantiene con sintomatología leve, sin embargo en cierto margen de los individuos infectados se desarrollarán manifestaciones graves que requieran de hospitalización o que deban tratarse en unidad de cuidados intensivos.

Debido a esto, la prevención ha sido un tema de discusión constante. Con el fin de aminorar la transmisión del virus, muchos investigadores se han dado a la tarea de estudiar las medidas de bioseguridad más eficaces para la

prevención de contagios, especialmente aquellos que están en mayor riesgo de exposición. Por lo tanto mi mayor objetivo es describir los equipos de protección personal recomendados para los trabajadores de la salud.

[English follows]

My name is Michell Diaz, I am a Social Service Physician from UNAH and I want to let you know a little about my research work entitled BIOSECURITY OF HEALTH PERSONNEL AGAINST COVID-19 PRIOR OPTION TO THE TITLE OF DR. IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY.

COVID-19 is known as a febrile illness with pneumonic characteristics, which is capable of complicating itself with several potentially lethal manifestations.

It was also found in later studies that this virus uses spike proteins to achieve high antigenicity within the host, as well as a higher degree of antigenicity within the host, as well as a higher degree of transmissibility. Fortunately, in most cases it remains with mild symptoms, however, in a certain margin of infected individuals, serious manifestations will develop that require hospitalization or that must be treated in an intensive care unit.

Because of this, prevention has been a constant topic of discussion. In order to reduce the transmission of the virus, many researchers have taken on the task of studying the most effective biosecurity measures for the

contagion prevention, especially those who are most at risk of exposure. Therefore my main objective is to describe the recommended personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.

HIFA profile: Michell Monserrat Diaz Henriquez is a Social Services Physician at the Autonomous University of Honduras, Honduras. Professional interests: Expand knowledge, skills and experience in health care and other areas; Share things learned with others. Email: mimidihez17 AT gmail.com