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The Consumer: When the Surgeon Is Infected, How Safe Is the Surgery?

Date: July 3, 2007
Author: Roni Caryn Rabin
QUOTE: Viruses like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and H.I.V. are spread by blood-to-blood contact… Despite the risk, however, there is no mandatory testing of surgeons for blood-borne viruses, and infected health care workers are not prohibited from practicing medicine or invasive surgery.

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