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Document ID (ISN)32967
CIS number 80-452
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schneider W.J.
Title Hepatitis B: An occupational hazard of health care facilities.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1979, Vol.21, No.12, p.807-810. 31 ref.
Abstract During a 4 year period, 30 cases of hepatitis B attributed to work occurred at an urban medical centre. Only 5 of the workers affected described a relevant incident before onset of the disease. Early symptoms were non-specific, and routine monitoring and clinical awareness are necessary for early diagnosis. More effective control measures are needed. It is unlikely that post-exposure immune globulin prophylaxis will reduce the incidence of hepatitis B.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; nursing personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) early diagnosis; medical supervision; immunization; symptoms
Document type -
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)