Published in Health and Medicine Week, January 31st, 2005
"Many hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected individuals do not have any obvious risk factors and one of the putative sources of infection may be inadvertent exposure to infected blood or body fluids in the clinical setting. The aim of this study was to assess the role of medical procedures in transmission of hepatitis C in north-eastern Poland. In total, 194 patients with chronic hepatitis C were eligible for the study," researchers in Poland report.
"The control group consisted of 275 age- and sex-matched individuals. Patients with a history of intravenous drug use were...
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