|Document ID (ISN)||41427|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0037-1777 - Semaine des hôpitaux
|Convention or series no.
||Catelle A., Christmann D., de Lavergne E.
||Investigation of genetic markers for hepatitis B virus in 204 hospital workers
||Recherche des marqueurs génétiques du virus de l'hépatite B chez 204 personnes travaillant en milieu hospitalier [in French]|
||1983, Vol.59, No.32, p.2225-2227. 10 ref.
||To determine the best strategy for vaccination against hepatitis B among hospital staff, 4 genetic markers were looked for systematically by doing serologic tests on 204 hospital workers (medical and laboratory staff). More than 30% of the subjects had at least 1 marker, showing a fairly high incidence of infection. It is suggested that hospital staff at a high infection risk should be screened by serologic tests, and only those with a negative result should be immunised. Among staff with a low infection risk, vaccination without prior serological tests is more cost-effective, however.
||infectious hepatitis; immunology; hospitals; health services
||vaccination; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)