Viral hepatitis type C is a worldwide public health problem of major concern. Waiting for a safe and effective vaccine able to confer protection to susceptible individuals, public health challenges for controlling hepatitis C require implementation of primary prevention measures that reduce risks of acquiring/transmitting HCV infection. Screening for safe blood and blood products, use of disposable syringes and needles and of universal precautions have dramatically reduced risk of infection in medical setting. Health education, counselling and testing of individuals at risk provide opportunities for controlling HCV infection.

Primary prevention of hepatitis C infection / A.R. Zanetti, L. Romanò, S. Bianchi. - In: VACCINE. - ISSN 0264-410X. - 21:7-8(2003), pp. 692-695.

Primary prevention of hepatitis C infection

A.R. Zanetti
Primo
;
L. Romanò
Secondo
;
S. Bianchi
Ultimo
2003

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Viral hepatitis type C is a worldwide public health problem of major concern. Waiting for a safe and effective vaccine able to confer protection to susceptible individuals, public health challenges for controlling hepatitis C require implementation of primary prevention measures that reduce risks of acquiring/transmitting HCV infection. Screening for safe blood and blood products, use of disposable syringes and needles and of universal precautions have dramatically reduced risk of infection in medical setting. Health education, counselling and testing of individuals at risk provide opportunities for controlling HCV infection.
HCV transmission; Hepatitis C; Primary prevention
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica
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