Unusual Cases of Hepatitis Transmission

Interesting article with some unusual cases of Hepatitis transmission - linked below.

Here are 2 that caught my attention:

"Because barbers may be exposed to their customers’ blood, a study in Turkey attempted to determine the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection in barbers compared to a comparison group. The prevalence of antibodies against HBV was higher in the group of 176 barbers (39.8%) than in the control group (28.3%). Most of the seropositive subjects had been exposed to needle pricks or scissor cuts"

"The University of Sydney used molecular fingerprinting to provide evidence that a child chronically infected with HBV who had an exudative skin lesion and a history of biting had infected another child in the

same day care center."

Read all here: immunize.org/catg.d/p2100nr...


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