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Document ID (ISN)45854
CIS number 86-843
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bennett N.M., Carson J.A., Fish B.S., George L.J.W., Puszet P.J., Rankin D.W., Wilkinson P., Norman A.F., Stevens K., Maynard J.H., Menzies J.W.
Title An assessment of the prevalence of hepatitis B among health care personnel in Victoria
Bibliographic information 25 Nov. 1985, Vol.143, No.11, p.495-499. 6 ref.
Abstract Data for this assessment was collected by means of a questionnaire, a serological survey and a review of notified cases. The only occupational group clearly at risk of acquiring hepatitis B infection is the dental profession (dentists, oral surgeons, dental therapists and nurses). There may also be an added risk for nursing and medical staff in institutions for mentally retarded children. Vaccination programmes for these two groups are recommended in the State of Victora (Australia).
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; health services; vaccination; hospitals; dental services
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; blood monitoring; questionnaire survey
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)