The injection century: massive unsterile injections and the emergence of human pathogens

@article{Drucker2001TheIC,
  title={The injection century: massive unsterile injections and the emergence of human pathogens},
  author={Ernest M. Drucker and Phillip G. Alcabes and Preston A Marx},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358},
  pages={1989-1992}
}
1that every year unsafe injections result in 80 000–160 000 new HIV-1 infections, 8–16 million hepatitis B infections, and 2·3–4·7 million hepatitis C infections worldwide (this figure does not include transfusions). Together, these illnesses account for 1·3 million deaths and 23 million years of lost life. 1 Even under the auspices of WHO regional immunisation programmes, which constitute 10% of all mass vaccination campaigns, an estimated 30% of injections are done with unclean syringes that… Expand
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