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Infection Control Practices in Clinical Laboratories in Pakistan

  • Syed Abdul Mujeeb (a1), Malik Mohummad Adil (a1), Arshad Altaf (a2), Sharaf Ali Shah (a3) and Stephen Luby (a4)...

Abstract

Clinical laboratories in Karachi, Pakistan, were evaluated for adherence to standard precautions using an observational checklist. Among 44 laboratories, gloves were used in 2, protective gowns in 12, disinfectant in 7, and an incinerator in 7. Standard worker safety precautions are not followed at major clinical laboratories in Karachi.

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Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop A-38, Atlanta, GA 30333

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1.Mujeeb, SA, Zuberi, SJ, Lodi, TZ, Mehmood, K. Prevalence of HBV infection in health care personnel. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 1994;44:265.

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