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Document ID (ISN)102335
CIS number 03-1432
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wallace R., Schluter P., Webb P.
Title Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis A and B infections in carers of adults with intellectual disability
Bibliographic information Feb. 2003, Vol.19, No.1, p.99-108. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis A and hepatitis B are common transmissible diseases among adults with intellectual disability. This pilot study was designed to assess the possibility that H. pylori infection might pose an occupational risk, and the extent of hepatitis A and B immunization rates among carers of adults with intellectual disability. The overall rate of H. pylori infection was comparable to that in the general population. However, carers working with currently and previously institutionalized adults with intellectual disability had a higher prevalence of H. pylori infection than carers of never institutionalized clients. Hepatitis immunization rates were better among carers working with clients with a history of institutionalization, but could be improved in all carer groups.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; risk factors; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) long-term care facilities; bacterial diseases; hazard evaluation; hepatitis; infectious hepatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases