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Document ID (ISN)104173
CIS number 05-468
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Percaz Arrayago M.A., Ruiz Cirauqui A.M., Esquiroz Ayesa I.
Title Evaluation of hepatitis B serology among workers exposed to biological hazards
Original title Valoración de serologías de hepatitis B en trabajadores con riesgo biológico [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Aug. 2003, Vol.XLX, No.192, p.1-7. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The vaccination protocol in effect in Spain for workers exposed to hepatitis B virus calls for revaccination every five years. Since some recent studies suggest that the immunological memory may persist for at least twelve years, the serology of a group of 163 workers vaccinated since 1996-1997 was examined to establish their immunological state and to determine whether it would be possible to increase the revaccination intervals. Results indicated that more than 85% of the vaccinated workers still had protective antibody levels above 20UI/ml after five years and that it would be possible to extend the period between revaccination.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; serological reactions; vaccination; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; antibodies; immunization; police forces; health services
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
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)