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Document ID (ISN)45210
CIS number 86-137
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maruna H., Rücker W.
Title Hepatitis B as an occupational disease in medical and health services
Original title Die Hepatitis-B als Berufskrankenheit im Gesundheitswesen [in German]
Bibliographic information Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Abteilung für Unfallverhütung und Berufskrankheitenbekämpfung, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 65, 1200 Wien, Austria, 1985. 21p. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Austria; morbidity; health services; hepatitis; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; report; virus diseases; vaccination; epidemiologic study; hospitals; haemodialysis centres; age
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
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)