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Injection Safety

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2003-09
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2003-09
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Injections are one of the most common health care procedures, with some 16 billion injections administered world-wide each year. Most injections (90 to 95 percent) are given for therapeutic purposes, and only 5 to 10 percent are given for immunization. Injections are often unnecessary and are frequently unsafe. Unsafe injections are responsible for millions of cases of Hepatitis B and C, and an estimated one quarter of a million cases of HIV annually. Re-use of injection equipment without sterilization is frequently a key problem. Unsafe injections are responsible for millions of cases of Hepatitis B and C, and an estimated one-quarter of a million cases of HIV annually.
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World Bank. 2003. Injection Safety. at a glance. © Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/9725 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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