Occupational Exposure to Needle Stick Injuries among Health Care Personnel in a Tertiary Care Hospital : A Cross Sectional Study

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Health care personnel are at increased risk of contracting blood borne pathogens due to their occupational exposure to blood and body fluids [1-4]. More than twenty diseases can get transmitted through needle stick injuries including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV [5]. Occupational exposure to blood can result from percutaneous injury (needle stick or… (More)

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