Monday, October 22, 2012

Hepatitis B: The Importance of Vaccination, Immunity and Transmission from Healthcare Worker to Patient

Source: ct.gov
I am back from the ID Week- Infectious Diseases Society of America Conference in San Diego. Thank you to those of you who followed the blog during the trip.

Here is an article that caught my eye this morning, on the transmission of Hepatitis B from an Orthopedic surgeon to several patients. The manuscript highlights several critical points, namely, the importance of universal Hepatitis B vaccination and of assessing response to the vaccine. More importantly, the article underscore the need to evaluate the clinical practice, with possible restrictions on the performance of invasive procedures, for healthcare workers infected with Hepatitis B virus.

Back to the grind.

1 comment:

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