Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in medical waste handlers in Tripoli, Libya.

  title={Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in medical waste handlers in Tripoli, Libya.},
  author={Ezzddin Franka and A H El-Zoka and Ali Hattem Hussein and M M Elbakosh and Anwaar K Arafa and Khalifa Sifaw Ghenghesh},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={72 3},
Medical waste handlers (MWHs) are at risk of exposure to serious viral infections. No data are available on the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among MWHs in Libya. During a one-year period (January to December 2004) blood samples from 300 (59 females) MWHs employed by a local contractor in Tripoli and 300 blood samples from non-medical waste handlers (NMWHs) who had no direct or indirect contact with medical waste were… CONTINUE READING
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