Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 16th, 2001
The transmission of bloodborne pathogens such as HCV has always been a risk for hospitalized patients who undergo medical or dental procedures, particularly when established precautions are not followed. However, researchers in Japan suggest HCV transmissions in patients undergoing procedures at university hospitals are actually very low.
"Blood loss during treatment carries a potential risk for the transmission of bloodborne pathogens in hospital patients," explained A. Enomoto and...
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