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Document ID (ISN)55754
CIS number 91-668
ISSN - Serial title 0300-581X - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Präventivmedizin
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hofmann F., Köster D., Schrenk C., Wehrle G., Berthold H.
Title Hepatitis A - occupational risk for health service employees?
Original title Die Hepatitis A - Arbeitsmedizinisches Risiko bei Beschäftigten im Gesundheitsdienst? [in German]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.25, No.2, p.76-79. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract Analysis of 13 hepatitis A cases which occurred between 1979 and 1989 among personnel in a hospital in Freiburg, Germany, showed kitchen help to be a source of the disease. As a consequence, 1001 serum samples collected during routine check-up examinations of medical and hospital personnel were tested for anti-HAV. The percentage of anti-HAV positive was significantly higher among kitchen personnel in all age groups than among the general population. Therefore kitchen personnel should be a target of active hepatitis A immunisation.
Descriptors (primary) Germany (Federal Republic of); infectious hepatitis; hospitals; epidemiologic study; health services; cooking
Descriptors (secondary) health hazards; infectious diseases
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
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)