COVID-19 reinfection frequency and causes among medical technologists from public hospitals in Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


COVID- 19, reinfection, medical technologists, public hospitals, frequency, cause


The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is cause by the virus SARS-CoV-2. According to the World Health Organization, the virus can spread from an infected person’s nose or mouth by coughing, sneezing, speaking, singing, and breathing through microscopic liquid particles. As evident in research, healthcare workers, such as medical technologists, face a greater risk of acquiring the Coronavirus disease, with few studies focusing on reinfection among medical technologists. Reinfection, considered uncommon, happens more in women, adults, immunocompromised patients, and patients who were previously hospitalized due to the same disease; immunocompromised patients are known to have a higher rate of reinfection. The study aims to identify factors regarding hospital risk and safety management, prior comorbidities, initial infection and reinfection, and laboratory protocols. Therefore, it determines the probability and leading causes

of COVID-19 reinfection among medical technologists in public hospitals situated in Cavite. To test the hypothesis that there is a significant relationship between the frequency of reinfection and factors among registered medical technologists working in public hospitals in Cavite, data is gathered by using a questionnaire in google forms which were subjected to statistical tools and analyzed in the quantitative approach. The result of the study showed four factors that had significant values, which strongly suggest association with COVID-19 reinfection, and these factors are: having a PPE fit test every six (6) months, being in the age bracket of 41-50, visiting more than five (5) places a week aside from home and hospital, and being male.

First Advisor

Maria Katrina B. Pilit

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