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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2017, Article ID 2438713, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2438713
Research Article

Occupational Exposure to Needle Stick and Sharp Injuries and Associated Factors among Health Care Workers in Awi Zone, Amhara Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

1Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
2Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Correspondence should be addressed to Abebe Dilie; moc.liamg@umdxeba

Received 7 February 2017; Revised 4 May 2017; Accepted 16 July 2017; Published 10 August 2017

Academic Editor: Ike S. Okosun

Copyright © 2017 Abebe Dilie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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