Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 13th, 2003
According to recent research from Australia, "the increasing rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the community means that there is increased risk of occupational exposure for healthcare workers. In metropolitan hospitals in Victoria, we found that 80-150 healthcare workers have occupational exposures from HCV-infected patients annually."
"As there is a 1.8%-3% risk of transmission of HCV from a needlestick injury, two to five healthcare workers are likely to acquire HCV each year in Victoria," suggested P.G.P. Charles and colleagues, Austin and Repatriation Medical Center,...
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