Prevalence of hepatitis C antibodies in clinical health-care workers.
Health-care workers are known to be at risk from occupational transmission of blood-borne viruses, including hepatitis C. There may be serious implications following infection with hepatitis C including possible transmission to patients.
We determined the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies among health-care workers at risk of occupational contact with blood and body fluids and among source patients in reported blood-exposure incidents.
Anonymised stored blood samples from health-care workers immunised against hepatitis B virus since 1991 (n=1053) and blood samples from source patients in needlestick injuries (retrospective and prospective) since 1989 (n=373) were analysed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Prévalence, Séropositivité, Virus hépatite C, Flaviviridae, Virus
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Human, Health staff, Prevalence, Seropositivity, Hepatitis C virus, Flaviviridae, Virus
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Cote : 94-0547416
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.