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Canada plans new regulations on hepatitis B

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7095.1641j (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1641
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Canadian surgeons and other healthcare workers could face forced career changes if new recommendations on hepatitis B come into force. Federal, provincial, and territorial health authorities have produced a draft consensus statement recommending that health workers who are infected with the hepatitis B virus should be barred from taking part in procedures prone to exposure, such as deep surgery, closing major wounds, vaginal or caesarian deliveries, and the removal of teeth.

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