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Hepatitis B virus infection in dentistry: a forgotten topic

(2010) Hepatitis B virus infection in dentistry: a forgotten topic. Journal of Viral Hepatitis. pp. 307-316. ISSN 1352-0504

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More than two billion people have been infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Globally, 350-400 million suffer from chronic HBV infection. It is postulated that dentists and dental staff are infected and transmit the virus to their patients more than any other occupation. The aim of this article is to review the HBV incidence in dental society, the points of view of dentists and their patients regarding transmission of the virus during dental procedures, the occurrence of HBV outbreaks in dental clinics and the importance of methods of preventing HBV infection in dentistry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dental staff dentist epidemiology hepatitis B virus outbreak precaution method prevention transmission vaccination health-care workers dental practice surface-antigen national-survey bloodborne pathogens needlestick injuries exposure incidents canadian dentists occupational risk vaccine response Gastroenterology & Hepatology Infectious Diseases Virology
Page Range: pp. 307-316
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 17
Number: 5
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ISSN: 1352-0504
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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