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Hepatitis C virus (HCV)--an occupational risk to dentists?

Author: Porter SR; Lodi G; Department of Oral Medicine, Eastman Dental Institute, London.
Date of Pub: 1996 Jun 22 Issue: 12 Volume: 180 Pagination: 473-4

Hepatitis B virus has long been regarded as an occupational hazard in dentistry. However, as the availability of effective vaccination has reduced the risk of HBV infection, so dental staff have become aware of the potential risk of transmission of hepatitis C virus during dental treatment. This article outlines current relevant data suggesting that nosocomial transmission of HCV in dentistry is unlikely.

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