Transmission of herpes simplex during CPR training

M. J. Mannis, R. T. Wendel

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Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has become a standard part of training for medical personnel and is widely recommended for the lay public. We present a case report of two women, one of whom contracted herpes labialis and one of whom contracted ocular herpes simultaneously after participating as partners in a CPR training course. This case suggests that added precautions against the transmission of infectious disease should be taken by screening participants in CPR courses for signs of respiratory, oral, or facial cutaneous disease. In addition, this case underscores the crucial importance of adequately disinfecting mannequins between users and between training sessions. Specific recommendations are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984

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  • Medicine(all)


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