Melvina Woode Owusu

Dr Melvina Woode Owusu is a senior epidemiology scientist in the HIV and STI Department at Public Health England. Melvina's experience spans academic urban health, health surveillance and health promotion. Her main interests are in infectious disease and behavioural epidemiology, public health communications, and action research with minority ethnic groups.

Preventing bloodborne virus exposure from workplace injuries

Recently, my colleagues and I visited several occupational health (OH) departments across England to talk about the ongoing risks to healthcare workers of exposure to bloodborne viruses. 4,830 healthcare workers have reportedly been exposed to bloodborne viruses between 2004 and …