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Hepatitis C Virus Transmission From a Healthcare Worker to a Patient

Florence Lot , MD, Elisabeth Delarocque‐Astagneau , MD, Valérie Thiers , PhD, Claude Bernet , MD, François Rimlinger , BSc, Jean‐Claude Desenclos , PhD, Pascal Chaud , MD and Françoise Dumay , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 2 (February 2007), pp. 227-229
DOI: 10.1086/510807
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/510807
Page Count: 3
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Abstract

We investigated the source of infection in a patient who developed acute hepatitis C virus infection after cardiothoracic surgery. A healthcare worker was found to be infected with hepatitis C virus, and molecular analysis indicated the strain was similar to that found in the patient. The exact mode of transmission was not identified; however, atopic eczema on the healthcare worker's hands may have contributed to the transmission.

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