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Document ID (ISN)101430
CIS number 03-440
ISBN(s) 3-9807531-0-7
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kralj N.
Title Technical and immunological methods of preventing hepatitis B viral infections
Original title Sicherheitstechnische und immunologische Prńvention berufsbedingter Hepatitis-B-Virus-Infektionen [in German]
Bibliographic information FFAS, Postfach 5171, Freiburg, Germany, 2001. 124p. Illus. 152 ref.
Abstract In this thesis, a critical review of occupational hazards and epidemiology relating to hepatitis B infection was carried out, together with incidents that give rise to infections in occupational settings. The frequency with which the piercing of gloves occurred in hospital environments was also evaluated for the purpose of defining the conditions giving rise to such incidents. Results were compared to those of published studies. Despite the adoption of purely technical prevention measures such as wearing double-layer protective gloves or incision-resistant gloves, and protecting the skin to avoid skin diseases, protective vaccination remains an indispensable prevention measure.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; prophylaxis; biological hazards; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; skin diseases; skin protection; vaccination; thesis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases