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Document ID (ISN)30378
CIS number 78-1997
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berris B., Feinman S.V., Richardson B., Wrobel D.W., Sinclair J.C.
Title Hepatitis in undertakers.
Bibliographic information July 1978, Vol.240, No.2, p.138-139. 11 ref.
Abstract 106 undertakers were studied. The percentage who gave a past history of hepatitis was no greater than that of controls. There was a non-significant difference in the number with blood that was positive for antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen. While undertakers appear to be in a low-risk occupation as regards hepatitis, it is suggested that there may be an increased risk of exposure in undertakers who do not wear gloves, and this practice is therefore recommended.
Descriptors (primary) funeral services; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; occupational health survey; infection control; antigens
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Funeral services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)