|Document ID (ISN)||56177|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational infection among anaesthetists
||3 Nov. 1990, Vol.336, No.8723, p.1103. 17 ref.
||Short review of the risks for anaesthetists of exposure to blood and body fluids carrying infectious organisms, in particular hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The fact that anaesthetists have more HBV markers than the general population suggests that occupational infection does occur. Immunisation against hepatitis B gives a high level of protection. Although there have been no fully documented cases of accidental HIV infection among anaesthetists, such incidents have been reported in other health care workers. There is no protective vaccine against HIV and the wearing of gloves is advised as a minimum protective measure.
||viruses; contagion; infectious diseases; biological hazards; immunodeficiency syndrome; health care personnel; infectious hepatitis
||immunization; infection control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)