Hepatitis C virus and the risk to the healthcare worker

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dc.contributor.author Greyling, Pauline
dc.contributor.author Le Roux, Theo L.B.
dc.contributor.author Botha, Liesl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-20T09:43:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-20T09:43:05Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract The risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission is six times higher per needle-stick exposure than is the risk of HIV infection (1.8% vs 0.3%). The prevalence of HCV in South Africa is not known but estimated to be between 0.1 and 0.7%. Genotype 5 is predominantly found in South Africa. Currently there is no protocol in place for HCV exposure. The treatment cost of HCV is expensive. Currently none of the insurance companies covers post-HCV exposure. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.saoa.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Greyling, P, Le Roux, TLB & Botha, L 2014, 'Hepatitis C virus and the risk to the healthcare worker ', SA Orthopaedic Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 35-38. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1681-150X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/45193
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Orthopaedic Association en_ZA
dc.rights South African Orthopaedic Association en_ZA
dc.subject Transmission risk en_ZA
dc.subject Post-exposure protocol en_ZA
dc.subject Hepatitis C virus (HCV) en_ZA
dc.subject HCV exposure en_ZA
dc.title Hepatitis C virus and the risk to the healthcare worker en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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