|Document ID (ISN)||58139|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Alter M.J., Hadler S.C., Margolis H.S., Alexander W.J., Hu P.Y., Judson F.N., Mares A., Miller J.K., Moyer L.A.
||The changing epidemiology of hepatitis B in the United States: Need for alternative vaccination strategies
||2 Mar. 1990, Vol.263, No.9, p.1218-1222. 22 ref.
||A programme of intensive surveillance for acute viral hepatitis was carried out from 1981 through 1988 in 4 "sentinel counties" in the USA. The overall incidence of hepatitis B remained relatively constant throughout the study period, although disease transmission patterns changed significantly. There was a significant decline in the numbers of health care workers (75%) reported with hepatitis B, probably as a direct result of immunisation with hepatitis B vaccine and wider implementation of universal blood precautions.
||USA; infectious hepatitis; epidemiological aspects
||immunization; health care personnel
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)