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Document ID (ISN)103815
CIS number 05-227
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Insausti Macarrón D., Caso Pita C., Rodríguez de la Pinta M.D., Gómez Parra I.R., Lucas J.C., Cruzet Fernández F.R.
Title Hepatitis C virus infection among health care personnel following accidents involving biological material
Original title Infección por virus de hepatitis C en profesionales sanitarios tras accidente con material biológico [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2004, Vol.L, No.195, p.31-38. 25 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to analyse cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that occurred following accidents involving biological material reported between 1991 and 2002 among the health care personnel of a Spanish hospital. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire. 554 needlestick injuries with potential HCV contamination were reported during the study period. Five workers were infected, corresponding to an overall risk of 0.9%. Unexpected situations being difficult to avoid, it is advised that health care personnel be provided with safe equipment and that accident cases be followed so as to allow the early detection and efficient treatment of cases.
Descriptors (primary) contagion; infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; needle-stick injuries
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Liver diseases