Transmission of hepatitis B by a human bite: an occupational hazard.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hepatitis B developed in a policeman 15 weeks after he was bitten on the hand. A few days after the bite hepatitis B developed in the assailant. The bite had drawn blood and this method of inoculation was presumed to be the route of transmission of the virus. Compensation was awarded on the grounds that this was an occupationally acquired disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamilton, JD; Larke, B; Qizilbash, A

Published Date

  • September 4, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 115 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 439 - 440

PubMed ID

  • 953919

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1878682

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-4409


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada