Postexposure interventions to prevent infection with HBV, HCV, or HIV, and tetanus in people wounded during bombings and other mass casualty events--United States, 2008: recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

@article{Chapman2008PostexposureIT,
  title={Postexposure interventions to prevent infection with HBV, HCV, or HIV, and tetanus in people wounded during bombings and other mass casualty events--United States, 2008: recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.},
  author={Louisa E. Chapman and Ernest E Sullivent and Lisa A. Grohskopf and Elise M. Beltrami and Joseph F. Perz and Katrina Kretsinger and Adelisa L. Panlilio and Nicola D. Thompson and Richard L Ehrenberg and Kathleen F. Gensheimer and Jeffrey S. Duchin and Peter H Kilmarx and R. Christopher Hunt},
  journal={Disaster medicine and public health preparedness},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={150-65}
}
People wounded during bombings or other events resulting in mass casualties or in conjunction with the resulting emergency response may be exposed to blood, body fluids, or tissue from other injured people and thus be at risk for bloodborne infections such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, human immunodeficiency virus, or tetanus. This report adapts existing general recommendations on the use of immunization and postexposure prophylaxis for tetanus and for occupational and… CONTINUE READING