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Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Viruses Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Care Referral Hospital in Tehran

Shahnaz Sali 1 , Muayad A. Merza 2 , * and Davood Yadegarinia 1
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1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Azadi Teaching Hospital, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Duhok, Duhok, Iraq
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  • Hepatitis Monthly: July 01, 2013, 13 (7); e12201
  • Published Online: July 1, 2013
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: May 18, 2013
  • Accepted: June 8, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.12201

To Cite: Sali S, Merza M A, Yadegarinia D. Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Viruses Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Care Referral Hospital in Tehran, Hepat Mon. 2013 ; 13(7):e12201. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.12201.

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