Prevention and control of viral hepatitis
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Prevention and control of viral hepatitis

Robert Pratt Professor of Nursing and Director, Richard Wells Research Centre, Thames Valley University, London

Viral hepatitis is a common disease caused by various hepatotropic viruses. An awareness of the characteristics and transmission patterns of these viruses will help nurses to understand the diverse clinical outcomes of infection and develop effective patient education and infection prevention and control strategies.

Correspondence robert.pratt@tvu.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 17, 33,43-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.04.17.33.43.c3385

Published in print: 30 April 2003

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