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Document ID (ISN)31587
CIS number 79-1102
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Furon D.
Title Recommendations for prophylaxis of viral hepatitis
Original title Recommandations concernant la prophylaxie de l'hépatite virale. [in French]
Bibliographic information Regional Health Insurance Fund for Northern France (Caisse régionale d'assurance maladie du Nord de la France), 11 boulevard Vauban, 59024 Lille Cedex, France, 14 Sep. 1978. 7p. Gratis.
Abstract Paper communicated to the Technical Regional Committee for Food Wholesale and Retail Trades (Comité technique régional "alimentation-interprofessionnelle", Lille, France). The recommended prophylaxis consists essentially of general hygiene measures for hospital nursing, laboratory and haemodialysis unit personnel. These measures, designed to avoid contact with contaminated matter or linen, are listed. Screening for Australia antigen plays an important part in the prevention of this disease. The article mentions the role of passive immunisation by preventive injection of gamma globulin.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; hospitals; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) laboratory work; Australia antigen; immunization; nursing personnel; safe working methods; haemodialysis centres
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)