Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 30th, 2009
"ALFs are not subject to federal oversight; state regulations that govern ALF infection control are variable. In 2005, two outbreaks of acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in ALFs in Virginia were associated with sharing fingerstick devices used in blood glucose monitoring. To characterize infection control practices, determine compliance with guidelines, and identify educational and policy needs in ALFs in Virginia....
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