Postexposure Prophylaxis following Occupational Exposure to Hepatitis B Virus

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B Without receipt of postexposure prophylaxis for HBV infection, her risk of becoming infected with HBV is greater than 5%.

This answer is correct. The risk of HBV transmission from a bloody, hollow bore needlestick can be as high as 30-40% if the source patient is HBsAg positive and HBeAg positive.


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