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Document ID (ISN)110084
CIS number 09-1158
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bunn W.B.
Title Risk and burden associated with the acquisition of viral hepatitis A and B in the corporate traveler
Bibliographic information Aug 2008, Vol.50, No.8, p.935-944. Illus. 74 ref.
Abstract As the number of international business travellers continues to grow, so does the list of destinations, many of which are endemic for hepatitis A and B. For employers, infected employees can result in increased health care costs and reduced productivity. Safe and efficacious vaccines are available. Well-designed immunization plans organized within the enterprise health system can prevent hepatitis A and B when employees are abroad on business. This article discusses the risks, costs and prevention of hepatitis A and B for international business travellers.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; air transport; developing countries; immunization; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) plant health organization; health programmes; vaccination; sickness absenteeism; economic aspects; work efficiency
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Air transportation
OSH in developing countries
Bacterial and parasitic diseases