|Document ID (ISN)||56838|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0300-581X - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Präventivmedizin
|Convention or series no.
||Chriske H.W., Abdo R., Richrath R., Braumann S.
||Hepatitis B infection hazard among sewer and sewage plant workers
||Hepatitis-B-Infektionsgefährdung bei Kanal- und Klärwerksarbeitern [in German]|
||Oct. 1990, Vol.25, No.10, p.475-477. 7 ref.
||A higher number of persons (24) with hepatitis B virus infection was found among 93 sewer maintenance workers than among hospital personnel. Of 84 workers in sewage treatment plants 11 were found to be infected. The high infection rate among sewer maintenance workers is blamed on contact with infectious waste water and sewage sludge and on the high rate of hand injuries. It is recommended to duly inform this specific category of workers of the hazards they have to face and to offer them hepatitis B vaccination.
||infectious hepatitis; sewage; work in sewers; sewage treatment; sanitation services
||dangerous work; biological hazards; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Water and sanitation services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases