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An Outbreak of Fulminant Hepatitis B in a Medical Ward

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"An Outbreak of Fulminant Hepatitis B in a Medical Ward in Israel"

What were the possible mechanisms of transmission considered for this outbreak by the CDC staff before sending the author to Israel and what were the strengths and weaknesses of each of these possibilities?

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In this situation it was thought that the possible or probable mechanisms of transmission considered for this outbreak was a vial of heparin and saline flush solution that was utilized by numerous individuals within the medical ward, which was subsequently contaminated with fulminant hepatitis B from the blood of one of the individuals that were utilizing the vial that was infected with this form of hepatitis. It was thought that environmental contamination by other patients as well as staff members led to the transmission of this disease to an additional ...

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This solution discusses possible mechanisms of transmission if there were an outbreak of fulminant hepatitis B in a medical ward.

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