Research Article

Hepatitis B and C Viral Infection: Prevalence, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Occupational Exposure among Healthcare Workers of Jimma University Medical Center, Southwest Ethiopia

Table 4

Knowledge of healthcare workers of JUMC about hepatitis C virus, 11 Nov 2015 to 09 Jan 2016.

Items NumberPercent

(1) Who are vulnerable groups to Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?
 Healthcare workersYes17475.7
 Commercial sex workersYes13157.0
 IV drug usersYes9440.9
 Students on clinical practiceYes11650.4
(2) Which of the following procedures may expose to the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?
 Blood samplingYes17777.0
(3) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be transmitted through:
 Contaminated blood transfusionYes21091.3
 Unsafe sexual contact/practiceYes19685.2
 Contaminated water/food prepared by a person suffering from this infection?No5222.6
 Sharing needles or other equipment used for injecting illegal drugsYes20087.0
 Accidental stuck with a used needle or other sharp instruments that has an infected person's blood on itYes20890.4
 Blood or body fluid splashes onto an exposed surface (eyes, mouth, or cut in the skin)Yes20589.1
 Birth canal during childbirth (mother to newborn)Yes18781.3
 Sharing grooming items such as razors or toothbrushesYes19283.5
(4) Is HCV infection treatable?Yes14161.3
(5) Is HCV infection curable?Yes8235.7
(6) Can we prevent HCV transmission?Yes20790.0
(7) Does HCV have post-exposure prophylaxis?No6026.1