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Document ID (ISN)58139
CIS number 92-1027
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) 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.
Title The changing epidemiology of hepatitis B in the United States: Need for alternative vaccination strategies
Bibliographic information 2 Mar. 1990, Vol.263, No.9, p.1218-1222. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; infectious hepatitis; epidemiological aspects
Descriptors (secondary) immunization; health care personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)