Occupational aspects of hepatitis

William L. Irving*, Fortune Ncube

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationViral Hepatitis
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781118637272
ISBN (Print)9780470672952
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2013


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