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Case 4: Exposure to Hepatitis C Virus

You answered:

B Postexposure prophylaxis should include intravenous gamma globulin.

This answer is incorrect. Unfortunately, there are no known effective postexposure prophylaxis measures that will diminish the risk of hepatitis C virus infection. Moreover, there is no evidence that neutralizing antibody plays a significant role in the initial control of hepatitis C virus infection.

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A Most health care workers who seroconvert to hepatitis C virus do not have an obvious clinical seroconversion illness.
C The risk of acquiring hepatitis C virus is approximately 0.3%.
D The risk of transmission of hepatitis C virus is approximately twice as high with genotype 1 than genotype 2.

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