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Title: Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 exposures following blood-borne virus incidents in central Australia, 2002-2012.
Authors: Hewagama, S
Krishnaswamy, S
King, L
Davis, J
Baird, R
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Unit..
Infectious Diseases Unit..
Infection Control and Prevention Unit, Alice Springs Hospital..
Global and Tropical Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin..
Department of Microbiology, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia..
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2014
Citation: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2014-07-01; 59(1): 85-7
Abstract: We retrospectively audited hospital occupational exposure events over a 10-year period, in a human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-endemic area of Central Australia, and report on 53 individuals exposed to HTLV-1 with no transmissions documented (95% confidence interval, 0%-1.5%). This has important implications for the management of exposures including the role of postexposure prophylaxis.
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu227
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: HTLV-1
occupational exposure
Blood-Borne Pathogens
HTLV-I Infections
Human T-lymphotropic virus 1
Needlestick Injuries
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Health Personnel
Occupational Exposure
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