• A group exposure to cardiopulmonary resuscitation training manikins contaminated by saliva from a participant during the immediate presymptomatic infectious stage of "e" antigen—positive hepatitis B recently occurred. None of the 18 susceptible participants developed serologic or clinical evidence of new hepatitis B infection during the six-month postexposure observation period. The risk of transmission in this setting appears to be low. Postexposure prophylaxis does not appear indicated.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1653-1655)
Glaser JB, Nadler JP. Hepatitis B Virus in a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Course: Risk of Transmission From a Surface Antigen-Positive Participant. Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(9):1653–1655. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360090125019
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