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Case 4: Exposure to Hepatitis C Virus

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C The risk of acquiring hepatitis C virus is approximately 0.3%.

This answer is incorrect. Available data suggest the risk of acquiring hepatitis C virus infection from a needlestick injury with a known hepatitis C virus-positive source is approximately 2%.

A Most health care workers who seroconvert to hepatitis C virus do not have an obvious clinical seroconversion illness.
B Postexposure prophylaxis should include intravenous gamma globulin.
D The risk of transmission of hepatitis C virus is approximately twice as high with genotype 1 than genotype 2.

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