Guidance in brief: Prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (2018), Prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings: selected findings from ECDC and EMCDDA scientific guidance, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

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This guidance is intended for policymakers responsible for the planning and delivery of healthcare services in the national or sub-national custodial system and all professionals responsible for the health and well-being of people in prison, including community-based service providers and those facilitating continuity of care in the community.

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