We retrospectively audited hospital occupational exposure events over a 10-year period, in a human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-endemic area of Central Australia, and report on 53 individuals exposed to HTLV-1 with no transmissions documented (95% confidence interval, 0%-1.5%). This has important implications for the management of exposures including the role of postexposure prophylaxis.
Hewagama, S., Krishnaswamy, S., King, L., Davis, J., & Baird, R. (2014). Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 exposures following blood-borne virus incidents in Central Australia, 2002-2012. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(1), 85-87. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu227