|Document ID (ISN)||103815|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Insausti Macarrón D., Caso Pita C., Rodríguez de la Pinta M.D., Gómez Parra I.R., Lucas J.C., Cruzet Fernández F.R.
||Hepatitis C virus infection among health care personnel following accidents involving biological material
||Infección por virus de hepatitis C en profesionales sanitarios tras accidente con material biológico [in Spanish]|
||June 2004, Vol.L, No.195, p.31-38. 25 ref.
||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.
||contagion; infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; needle-stick injuries
||Spain; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)