Unsafe Injection Practices Result in Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus

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A recent article posted online ahead of print in the journal Hepatology by the CDC’s Dr. Joseph Perz identifies medical injections as a potential risk factor for having hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.

In this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine, an editorial highlights how unsafe injection practices and other infection control breaches result in transmission of hepatitis C virus.

The editorial also mentions the need for the national One and Only Campaign led by the CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition to promote safe injection practices and describes the increasing role of public health departments in healthcare-associated infection prevention.

This week, the One and Only Campaign announces the release of a new Health Department Toolkit that provides information and tips on ways to implement the One and Only Campaign.

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