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Document ID (ISN)41427
CIS number 84-554
ISSN - Serial title 0037-1777 - Semaine des hôpitaux
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Catelle A., Christmann D., de Lavergne E.
Title Investigation of genetic markers for hepatitis B virus in 204 hospital workers
Original title Recherche des marqueurs génétiques du virus de l'hépatite B chez 204 personnes travaillant en milieu hospitalier [in French]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.59, No.32, p.2225-2227. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; immunology; hospitals; health services
Descriptors (secondary) vaccination; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)