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"Individualise devices to cut Spanish HCV (hospital-acquired hepatitis C) rates":

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Spanish hepatologists are calling for all instruments used to explore patients to be "individualised", in order to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections, according to El Pais. This is one of the recommendations to emerge from a study by the hepatology unit of Barcelona's Hospital Clinic, which found a 0.27% infection rate (Hepatology, January 2005). This could easily be reduced further if appropriate precautions were implemented, the authors concluded.

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