Nosocomial transmission of hepatitis C virus from an anesthesiologist to three patients – epidemiologic and molecular evidence
First Online: 09 December 2005 Received: 05 April 2005 Accepted: 29 September 2005 DOI:
10.1007/s00705-005-0674-y Cite this article as: Stark, K., Hänel, M., Berg, T. et al. Arch Virol (2006) 151: 1025. doi:10.1007/s00705-005-0674-y Summary.
Acute hepatitis C occurred in three patients who had undergone gynecologic surgery in an outpatient clinic on a single day. Epidemiologic and virologic investigations revealed virus transmission from an anesthesiologist with chronic hepatitis C. HCV sequencing demonstrated that all four persons were infected by the same strain. The precise mode of transmission could not be elucidated but hygienic standards had been severely neglected.
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