ns highlight unsafe injection practices; One&Only Campaign
A recent article posted online ahead of print in the journal Hepatology by CDC’s Dr. Joseph Perz identifies medical injections as a potential risk factor for having Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C infection.
In this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine, an Editorial highlights how unsafe injection practices and other infection control breaches result in transmission of Hepatitis C virus.
The Editorial also mentions the need for the national One&Only Campaign led by the CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition to promote safe injection practices and describes the increasing role of public health departments in healthcare-associated infection prevention.
This week, the One&Only Campaign is pleased to announce the release of a new Health Department Toolkit that provides information and tips on ways to implement the One&Only Campaign.