Blood and Body Fluid Exposures in Health-Care Settings: Risk Reduction Practices and Postexposure Prophylaxis for Health-Care Workers

Narin I., Gedik H., Voss A.

CURRENT INFECTIOUS DISEASE REPORTS, vol.14, no.6, pp.607-611, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11908-012-0297-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-611
  • Keywords: Blood-borne pathogens, Hepatitis, HIV, Needlestick injuries, Sharps, PREVENTION, RESIDENTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


This review of last year's literature on blood-borne pathogens (0 pathogenic microorganisms that are found in human blood) focuses on hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the most common pathogens, despite the fact that other microorganisms may cause blood-borne diseases as well. Since the prevention of blood-borne diseases is something that, in the past, has gotten a lot of attention and by now is fully integrated in all safety structures in the U.S., the recent literatures mainly have been come from resource-limited/developing countries and Europe (which, in the definition of the financial word at the present time, in some parts overlap).