Hepatitis C virus transmission in a skilled nursing facility, North Dakota, 2013

Conclusions HCV transmission was confirmed among residents of facility A. The exact mode of transmission was not able to be identified, but infection control lapses were likely responsible. This outbreak highlights the importance of prompt reporting and investigation of incident HCV infection and the need for adherence to basic infection control procedures by health care personnel.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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