Needlestick injuries among female veterinarians: frequency, syringe contents and side-effects.

  title={Needlestick injuries among female veterinarians: frequency, syringe contents and side-effects.},
  author={John R Wilkins and Michael Elliott Bowman},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={47 8},
In a mixed-mode survey of all 1970-80 female graduates of all US veterinary colleges, information was obtained regarding several health, personal and occupational factors including data on occupational needlestick events. Among the 2,532 survey respondents, 1,620 reported one or more needlesticks after graduation from veterinary college (64.0% of all respondents). A total of 2,663 stick events were reported, although the descriptions of each puncture event varied in quality/completeness… CONTINUE READING


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