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Document ID (ISN)39859
CIS number 83-1065
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Holdener F., Grob P.J., Joller-Jemelka H.I.
Title Hepatitis virus infection in flying airline personnel
Bibliographic information June 1982, Vol.53, No.6, p.587-590. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract Sera of 1126 flying personnel were tested for present or past infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or A virus (HAV). The prevalence of anti-HA antibodies was similar to that of controls. HBV immunity was similar in pilots, flight engineers, and female flight attendants, but more prevalent in male flight attendants. Within 1 year, 13 of 2624 personnel had acute hepatitis, mainly due to hepatitis B among male flight attendants. It is suggested that life style may be responsible for these findings.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; immunology; flight operations; air transport
Descriptors (secondary) serological reactions; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Air transportation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)