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Document ID (ISN)55337
CIS number 91-324
ISBN(s) 0-660-13572-8 (Eng); 0-660-92970-8 (fr)
Year 1990
Convention or series no. CCOHS/CCHST P90-4E/F
Author(s) Baxter J.A.
Title Hepatitis B - A summary of the occupational health concern
Original title L'hépatite B - Résumé des risques sur le plan professionnel [in French]
Bibliographic information Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 2nd ed., Mar. 1990. 8p. 11 ref.
Abstract Hepatitis B is a serious occupational concern for workers who may be exposed to blood or certain body fluids. Topics covered in this document: description of the disease and its effects; transmission of the virus via blood, saliva and other body fluids; occupational groups at risk; recognition and treatment of the disease; prevention of the spread of Hepatitis B in the workplace by infection control and immunisation measures..
Descriptors (primary) Canada; biological hazards; health hazards; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) contagion; symptoms; virus diseases; data sheet; high-risk groups; immunization; infection control
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)