Occupational Exposures to Potentially Infectious Material Among Guatemalan Health Care Workers

Samayoa, Blancca; Anderson, Matthew; Arathon, Eduard; Hernandez, Claudia; Bourque, Daniel; Vela, Carlos
March 2006
Einstein Journal of Biology & Medicine;2006, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
The article reports on an investigation of the accidental exposure of health workers to potentially infectious material at the Hospital General San Juan de Dios in Guatemala City. The study focused on health care workers at the AIDS specialty clinic of the hospital. Results indicated that there is substantial risk of HIV and hepatitis B transmission to health care workers in the hospital.


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