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ID (ISN) del documento36864
Número CIS 82-186
ISSN - Título de la serie 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Año 1981
Número de serie
Autor(es) Skinhøj P., Hollinger F.B., Hovind-Hougen K., Lous P.
Título Infectious liver diseases in three groups of Copenhagen workers: Correlation of hepatitis A infection to sewage exposure
Información bibliográfica May-June 1981, Vol.36, No.3, p.139-143. 20 ref.
Resumen 3 groups of municipal workers, matched for age and duration of employment, and consisting of 77 sewer workers, 81 gardeners and 79 clerks were studied for clinical and serological evidence of infection with viral hepatitis types A and B and pathogenic leptospires. Antibody against hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV) was found in 80.5% sewer workers compared with 60.5% gardeners and 48.1% clerks. The anti-HAV prevalence rates correlated with age rather than duration of employment. In 11 reported cases of jaundice only 3 occurred amongst sewer workers. Hepatitis B serological markers were similar in each group. Exposure to metropolitan sewage appears to impose a limited risk of hepatitis A infection while the hepatitis B virus is not successfully transmitted by this route.
Descriptores (primarios) hepatitis vírica; trabajo en alcantarillas; inmunología; aguas residuales
Descriptores (secundarios) virus; reacciones serológicas; leptospirosis
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Liver diseases
Confined spaces
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)