|Document ID (ISN)||70162|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Hepatitis B and health-care workers
||May 1997, Vol.349, No.9062, p.1339-1340. 6 ref.
||97-2050.pdf [in English]
||This brief communication looks at the transmission of hepatitis B virus from health care workers to patients. A recent report provides convincing evidence of transmission of the virus from a surgeon who was HBsAg positive but HBeAg negative. This suggests that modifications may be needed to existing guidelines which require no change in work practices for health care workers who are HBeAg negative.
||infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; infection control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)