Frequent patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis C virus in a haematology ward.

Abstract

Blood transfusion is a well-documented route of transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV). However, a persisting high frequency of HCV infections was recorded in our haematology ward even after screening of blood donors had been introduced. We investigated the viral strains in 37 patients with haematological malignant diseases who had developed hepatitis C… (More)

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