|Document ID (ISN)||110221|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tschopp A., Joller H., Jeggli S., Widmeier S., Steffen R., Hilfiker S., Hotz P.
||Hepatitis E, Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers in workers exposed to sewage: A prospective cohort study
||Jan. 2009, Vol.66, No.1, p.45-50. Illus. 34 ref.
||Workers exposed to sewage may have an increased risk of infection by Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis E virus (HEV). To assess the incidence of clinical hepatitis E and peptic ulcers and the seroconversion rate of antibodies to H. pylori and HEV in workers with and without sewage exposure, 332 workers exposed to sewage and a control group of 446 municipal manual workers entered a study with clinical examination and determination of antibodies to H. pylori and HEV. Findings are discussed. Overall, sewage does not appear to be a source of occupational infection by H. pylori or HEV in trained sewage workers with personal protective equipment working in a region with good sanitation infrastructure.
||Switzerland; sewage; work in sewers; risk factors; biological hazards
||safety consciousness; immunoglobulins; bacterial diseases; infectious hepatitis; peptic ulcer; limitation of exposure; serological reactions; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; statistical evaluation; determination in blood; information of personnel; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)