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Table 5 Measures taken when needle stick injury and splash to eye, nose, or mucus membrane in medical waste handlers at Gondar town Health institutions, 2011

From: Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses among medical waste handlers at Gondar town Health institutions, Northwest Ethiopia

Measures taken when Frequency (N = %)
  HBV or HCV positive (n = 7) Negative for both HBV and HCV (n = 93) Total (N = 100)
Needle stick & others injury    
   Consult health professionals 6(86%) 49(53%) 55(55.0%)
   Disinfected it 1(14%) 35(38%) 36(36.0%)
   No action taken 0(0.0%) 9(9%) 9(9.0%)
   Splash to eye or mucus membrane    
   Consult health professionals 2(29%) 20(21%) 22(22%)
   Disinfected it 4(57%) 52(56%) 56(56%)
   No action taken 1(14%) 21(23%) 22(22%)
  1. N total sample size of MWHs
  2. n number of positive or negative for hepatitis virus