Safety

CDC posts healthcare setting hepatitis outbreak reports

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 29, 2012

As part of Hepatitis Awareness Month and the first National Hepatitis Testing Day in the U.S. on May 19, the CDC released two reports on protecting patients and workers from healthcare–associated viral hepatitis in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), May 18.

The first report explains deciding the extent of Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C case investigations for protecting the public’s health while conserving the public’s resources, and the second looks at infection control failures in assisted living facilities resulted in the transmission of HBV, especially to patients with diabetes.

Click here for more on the reports.

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