Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 exposures following blood-borne virus incidents in Central Australia, 2002-2012

Saliya Hewagama, S Krishnaswamy, L King, Joshua Davis, Robert Baird

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-87
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
    Volume59
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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