Danger in the streets: exposures to bloodborne pathogens after community sharp injuries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Costa2017DangerIT,
  title={Danger in the streets: exposures to bloodborne pathogens after community sharp injuries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Marcellus Dias da Costa and Cristiane Rapparini and Carolina Arana Stanis Schmaltz and Mari Tuyama and Lilian de Mello Lauria and Valeria Saraceni and Paulo Feij{\'o} Barroso},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          306-311
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Exposures to sharps injuries occurring in the community are relatively frequent. We describe characteristics of community sharp exposures reported in the city of Rio de Janeiro from 1997 to 2010. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis of exposure reports to sharps in the community reported to a surveillance system, designed for health care workers, of the Municipal Health Department of Rio de Janeiro. The characteristics of exposed individuals analyzed included types of exposure, the… CONTINUE READING
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