Phylogenetic analysis indicates transmission of hepatitis C virus from an infected orthopedic surgeon to a patient.

@article{Ross2002PhylogeneticAI,
  title={Phylogenetic analysis indicates transmission of hepatitis C virus from an infected orthopedic surgeon to a patient.},
  author={R. Stefan Ross and Sergei O Viazov and Michael Roggendorf},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={461-7}
}
During recent years, a controversial discussion has emerged in the medical community on the real number and possible public health implications of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmissions from infected medical staff to susceptible patients. We report here on molecular virological and epidemiological analyses involving 229 patients who underwent exposure-prone operations by an HCV-infected orthopedic surgeon. Of the 229 individuals affected, 207 could be tested. Three were positive for HCV… CONTINUE READING