Update On Hepatitis C

Public Health England estimate that up to 95,600 people in the UK could be unaware that they are infected with hepatitis C (HCV), which can be life-threatening if left untreated. Spread through blood-to-blood contact, HCV can lead to liver disease and increase the risk of cancer. It is imperative that as part of your workplace health and wellbeing strategy, you ensure you have appropriate safety measures and support in place to protect any employees whose work might expose them to blood or bodily fluids to mitigate the risk of them contracting blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis C.
Occupations that carry a greater risk of exposure to hepatitis C include:
Healthcare and care workers Prison, detention centre and probation service workers
Emergency services workers
Laboratory workers Needle exchange services workers
Social care and public health workers
Tattooists and body piercers Cleaning and waste disposable workers

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