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Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Oct 1;47(7):931-4. doi: 10.1086/591699.

Intranasal transmission of hepatitis C virus: virological and clinical evidence.

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Molecular Virology Division, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Institute for Health Sciences/Columbia University.

Abstract

Intranasal transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) via contaminated drug-sniffing implements is a potential but unconfirmed source of viral infection. We demonstrate the virological plausibility of intranasal transmission by confirming that blood and HCV RNA are present in the nasal secretions and drug-sniffing implements of HCV-infected intranasal drug users recruited from a community health clinic in New York City.

PMID:
18764772
DOI:
10.1086/591699
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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