The most important occupational aspects of viral hepatitis relate to the potential transmission of the bloodborne members of the group - hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV) - from patients to healthcare workers (HCWs) and from HCWs to patients. Consideration of these issues therefore forms the bulk of this chapter. Hepatitis A, D, and E viruses are then considered briefly, and some discussion of compensation for occupationally acquired infection is presented at the end.
|Title of host publication||Viral Hepatitis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fourth Edition|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jul 2013|