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Work exposures to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C still rising

 

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Work exposures to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C still rising

A new report launched by Public Health England (PHE) warns that healthcare workers continue to be at risk of exposure to bloodborne viruses through occupational sharps injuries, despite the fact that safety-engineered devices to prevent these injuries are now available.

Occupational exposures to a bloodborne virus (BBV) that were reported to PHE increased among healthcare workers from 373 in 2004 to 496 in 2013. More ....