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What if a nurse catches herpes from a patient?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

More info needed: This is uncommon, and always preventable. Use standard precautions, including gloves when in possible contact with patients' body fluids or cavities. Otherwise no worries. If in doubt, ask your institution's infection control personnel.

Answered 7/29/2017

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