|Document ID (ISN)||72946|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Brugha R., Heptonstall J., Farrington P., Andren S., Perry K., Parry J.
||Risk of hepatitis A infection in sewage workers
||Aug. 1998, Vol.55, No.8, p.567-569. 12 ref.
||99-1007.pdf [in English]
||In a study of 241 workers in a large water and sewerage company, frequent occupational exposure to raw sewage was a significant risk factor for hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, independently of other known risk factors. Workers who are likely to be at risk of frequent exposure should have their immunity ensured. The salivary assay for IgG and anti-HAV described in the study is highly specific and would be suitable for prevaccination testing of older workers, who are more likely to be immune. Topics: antibodies; biological hazards; cross-sectional study; determination in blood; determination in saliva; infectious hepatitis; non-occupational factors; sewage treatment; vaccination; work in sewers.
||infectious hepatitis; work in sewers; sewage treatment; biological hazards
||non-occupational factors; determination in saliva; determination in blood; cross-sectional study; vaccination; antibodies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases