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Document ID (ISN)55546
CIS number 91-666
ISSN - Serial title 0300-581X - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Präventivmedizin
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chriske H.W., Abdo R., Richrath R., Braumann S.
Title Risk of hepatitis A infection among sewage workers
Original title Hepatitis-A-Infektionsgefährdung bei Kanal- und Klärwerksarbeitern [in German]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.25, No.6, p.285-287. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV) was studied among 93 sewerage workers and 84 workers in waste water treatment plants in Cologne, Germany. In comparison to the general population of the same age, HAV infection among young sewerage workers was 3-4 times higher. Anti-HAV antibodies were found in 35.7% of 21-30-year-old sewerage workers and in 85% of those aged 50 and above. Of the 84 workers in waste water treatment plants, 47 (56%) showed anti-HAV. Thus, sewerage workers are persons at risk for whom active vaccination should be practised.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; work in sewers; sewage treatment
Descriptors (secondary) Germany (Federal Republic of); sanitation services; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Confined spaces
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)