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Case 4: Exposure to Hepatitis C Virus

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D The risk of transmission of hepatitis C virus is approximately twice as high with genotype 1 than genotype 2.

This answer is incorrect. Although risk of transmission could theoretically depend on genotype, there is no known correlation of risk of transmission and hepatitis C virus genotype. The genotype, however, does affect response to therapy in persons chronically infected with hepatitis C virus.

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

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