Hepatitis B in healthcare workers: Transmission events and guidance for management.

  title={Hepatitis B in healthcare workers: Transmission events and guidance for management.},
  author={J D Lewis and Kyle B. Enfield and Costi D Sifri},
  journal={World journal of hepatology},
  volume={7 3},
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most efficiently transmissible of the bloodborne viruses that are important in healthcare settings. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk for exposure to HBV from infected patients and, if infected, are similarly at risk of transmitting HBV to patients. Published cases of HBV transmission from HCW to patient are relatively rare, having decreased in frequency following the introduction of standard (universal) precautions, adoption of enhanced percutaneous injury… CONTINUE READING
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