Jerri Bryant, RN, MPH, CIC; Sandy Pirwitz, RN, MS, CIC
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To the Editors: We were confused by some of Holmes and colleagues' (1) summary recommendations about control of B virus infection. Holmes and coworkers (1) acknowledge that the risk for person-to-person transmission appears to be very low but that transmission through other body fluids (other than through fresh drainage from active lesions) and fomites remains a possibility. They therefore conclude that universal precautions should be used when working with patients who have presumed or documented B virus infection. Universal precautions, as described by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), apply only to blood and those body fluids known to transmit
Bryant J, Pirwitz S. Precautions against Hepatitis B. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:807–808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-10-807_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(10):807-808.
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