|Document ID (ISN)||104173|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Percaz Arrayago M.A., Ruiz Cirauqui A.M., Esquiroz Ayesa I.
||Evaluation of hepatitis B serology among workers exposed to biological hazards
||Valoración de serologías de hepatitis B en trabajadores con riesgo biológico [in Spanish]|
||Aug. 2003, Vol.XLX, No.192, p.1-7. Illus. 8 ref.
||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.
||infectious hepatitis; serological reactions; vaccination; biological hazards
||Spain; antibodies; immunization; police forces; health services
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)