Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 12th, 1996
A recent study using first generation enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay, estimated the risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission to be 4 percent after needlestick exposure to anti-HCV positive blood. A Japanese study found a 10 percent rate of transmission from a single needlestick accident with HCV RNA positive blood.
"The apparent difference (in findings) was most likely a result of the use of different markers for HCV infection in the two studies," researcher T. Stroffolini and colleagues wrote ("Incidence...
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