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Occurance of Some Blood Borne Viral Infection and Adherence to Universal Precautions among Laboratory Staff in Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Ebonyi State

  • Open or Close Nwovu AI1, Obeagu Emmanuel Ifeanyi2*, Obeagu Getrude Uzoma3 and Nwovu Sunday Nwebonyi1

    1Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

    2Diagnostic Laboratory Unit, Department of Health Services, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

    3Department of Nursing Science, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Obeagu Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Diagnostic Laboratory Unit, Department of Health Services, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

Submission: December 19, 2017; Published: February 20, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ABTD.2018.01.000508

ISSN: 2578-0239
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Blood borne infections are microorganisms that are carried in human blood and can cause disease in people. The occurance of some blood borne infection and adherence to universal precautions among laboratory staff in Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki was studied and orally informed consent was obtained from the staff. A total 100 subjects comprising of 64 males and 36 females between the age of 21 to 40 years were diagnosed for HIV, HBV and HCV. This was done using simple rapid kits out of the 100 subjects studied only one tested positive for HCV (1%) which was not statistically significant (P>0.05). The staff adhere to universal precaution except wearing of eye protective glasses. The age and gender had no statistical significant. Development and implementation of comprehensive infections prevention and control programme should be ensured in all laboratory facilities.

Keywords: Some blood borne viral infection; Adherence to universal precautions; Laboratory staff; Federal teaching hospital abakaliki

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