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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-36

Injection safety and its impact in India: A literature analysis

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Amardeep Thind
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Unsafe injection practices have been implicated in the worldwide spread of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV or any parasitic disease with a blood phase, such as malaria, filaria and syphilis. Review of injection safety in India also revealed that use of injection is often inappropriate, injections are administered with unreliable safety measures. Studies in India have documented the association of injection use and spread of hepatitis C and kala-azar also. Some measures to address the issue are also discussed.

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