Published in Hepatitis Weekly, February 28th, 2000
The study is reported in the February 2000 issue of the Journal of Medical Virology.
"Nosocomial transmission of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become the principal cause of HCV infection in hemodialysis units. Because HCV particles may pass through dialysis membranes and backfiltration occurs with high performance membranes, HCV transmission from contaminated dialysis monitors is likely," G. Barril et al. said.
The researchers performed a study to determine whether autoclaving...
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