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THE NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL JOURNAL

@inproceedings{Ching2009THENZ,
  title={THE NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL JOURNAL},
  author={T. Ching and J. Roake and D. R. Lewis},
  year={2009}
}
Background A gap between the bottom of gowns and the top of gumboots (commonly known as wellingtons or rubber boots outside of New Zealand) makes it possible for blood splashes to enter surgeons’ gumboots and contact skin, putting them at risk of exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV. This study investigated the prevalence of blood splashes inside gumboots used by surgical staff at a single hospital. Method Ninety-four pairs of gumboots (91 from male surgeons, 3 from female surgeons) from the hospital… Expand

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