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Koziol Deloris E.; Henderson, David K.
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases: August 1993
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As the risk for occupational infection with bloodborne pathogens continues to be a source of substantial concern for health care providers, studies analyzing and assessing these risks assume added importance. During the past year several studies have provided additional insight into: the magnitude of risk for occupational infection with hepatitis B virus and HIV; the epidemiology of occupational exposures to blood; the epidemiology of occupational infection with bloodborne pathogens; and the efficacy of various interventional strategies designed to reduce risks for occupational exposures to blood and other related substances. This article reviews these studies and attempts to place the added information from them in perspective within the existing information base.

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