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Document ID (ISN)103811
CIS number 05-226
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Caso Pita C., Insausti Macarrón D., Rodríguez de la Pinta M.L., Lucas J.C., Alonso Cobo M.T., Cruzet Fernández F.
Title Viral hepatitis among health care workers: Time trends
Original title Hepatitis víricas en personal sanitario: Evolución temporal [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2004, Vol.L, No.194, p.11-21. Illus. 47 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the trends in the incidence of viral hepatitis cases among workers of a Spanish hospital between 1979 and 2003. 253 cases of occupational disease caused by a biological agent were recorded during this period, including 89 cases of hepatitis (35.2%). The distribution of hepatitis cases by category of staff shows that qualified nurses and physicians are the most affected. The incidences of all types of hepatitis and hepatitis B show a decreasing trend during the study period, with very low rates since 1985 when hepatitis B vaccination was first introduced. A significant decrease was also observed for hepatitis C or non-A, non-B (NANB) hepatitis.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; health care personnel; hospitals; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) statistical trends; frequency rates; vaccination; Spain
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)