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Document ID (ISN)44815
CIS number 85-1686
ISSN - Serial title 0755-4982 - La Presse médicale
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saraux J.L., Buffet C., Etienne J.P.
Title Viral hepatitis B in health workers
Original title Hépatite virale B chez le personnel de santé [in French]
Bibliographic information 1985, vol.14, n°17, p.971-975. 25 ref.
Abstract Study of the incidence and prevalence of clinical hepatitis B and of its markers according to professional category and hospital department. Survey of factors influencing the transmission of virus B: contact with blood derivatives, accidental injection by dirty needles, frequent contacts with patients, length of occupational exposure, age, size of locality. Study of virus transmission to patients in contact with carriers among the health staff. Conclusions in favour of vaccination against virus B as soon as possible, starting with the most exposed workers, and preferably before or at the beginning of employment.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; vaccination; hospitals; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) serological reactions; contagion
Document type D - Periodical articles
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)