Hepatitis C virus transmission from a healthcare worker to a patient

Publié le 1 Février 2007
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

We investigated the source of infection in a patient who developed acute hepatitis C virus infection after cardiothoracic surgery. A healthcare worker was found to be infected with hepatitis C virus, and molecular analysis indicated the strain was similar to that found in the patient. The exact mode of transmission was not identified; however, atopic eczema on the healthcare worker's hands may have contributed to the transmission.

Auteur : Lot F, Delarocque Astagneau E, Thiers V, Bernet C, Rimlinger F, Desenclos JC, Chaud P, Dumay F
Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2007, vol. 28, n°. 2, p. 227-9