|Document ID (ISN)||45210|
|Convention or series no.
||Maruna H., Rücker W.
||Hepatitis B as an occupational disease in medical and health services
||Die Hepatitis-B als Berufskrankenheit im Gesundheitswesen [in German]|
||Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Abteilung für Unfallverhütung und Berufskrankheitenbekämpfung, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 65, 1200 Wien, Austria, 1985. 21p. Illus. 13 ref.
||This report analyses the results of serological tests involving 12,000 persons employed in public health services in Austria as a whole, and compares these results with data involving 1,900 employees of a large regional hospital. Hepatitis B antigens were found in the blood of 14.4% of the health service workers in Austria as a whole, and in the blood of 13.2% of the workers in the hospital (with particularly high rates in high-risk area: 50% in dialysis services and 20% in laboratory workers). There is further analysis by service, profession, age and length of employment in the field. There was a 45% reduction in the incidence of the disease after a vaccination campaign.
||Austria; morbidity; health services; hepatitis; infectious hepatitis
||compensation of occupational diseases; report; virus diseases; vaccination; epidemiologic study; hospitals; haemodialysis centres; age
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)