Theatre and laboratory workers’ awareness of and safety practices against hepatitis B and C infection in a suburban university teaching hospital in Nigeria

@inproceedings{Okwara2012TheatreAL,
  title={Theatre and laboratory workers’ awareness of and safety practices against hepatitis B and C infection in a suburban university teaching hospital in Nigeria},
  author={Emmanuel Chidiebere Okwara and Oguamanam Okezie Enwere and Chiekulie Kevin Diwe and Jerome Emeka Azike and Alexander Emeka Chukwulebe},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION The consistent use of barrier protection among theatre workers is low in this region, so also is hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination. We assessed the level of awareness of HBV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), HBV vaccination and adoption of safety measures by theatre and laboratory workers. METHODS Structured questionnaires were administered to these workers which assessed level of knowledge of the viruses, practice of barrier protection and level of HBV vaccination. RESULTS Of 169… CONTINUE READING

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