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July 23, 1973

Hemodialysis-Associated HepatitisAn Outbreak Among Hospital Personnel

JAMA. 1973;225(4):407-408. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220310041009

During an 11-month period, 11 cases of viral hepatitis were recognized in personnel of a hospital in Miami Beach, Fla. Epidemiologic evidence suggested that a single hemodialysis patient, an asymptomatic carrier of hepatitis B antigen, was the source of hepatitis virus for ten of the 11 cases.