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Document ID (ISN)58916
CIS number 92-1714
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abiteboul B., Gouaille B., Proteau J.
Title Prevention of hepatitis B in public hospitals in Paris - Results of 7 years of vaccination by occupational physicians
Original title Prévention de l'hépatite virale B à l'Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris - Bilan de 7 ans de vaccination par les médecins du travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.51, No.6, p.405-412. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The results of a questionnaire survey addressed to all occupational health departments of the Paris Public Health Department seven years after the beginning of a vaccination campaign against hepatitis B showed a significantly positive outcome. On 15 February 1989, in 32 of the 45 departments questioned, 45% of the personnel at risk (14,528/32,034) were either completely vaccinated (32%) or in the course of being vaccinated (13%). Vaccination protection varied greatly from hospital to hospital, between departments, and between professional categories. The number of cases of occupational viral hepatitis dropped from 222 in 1980 to 37 in 1988, of which only 16 were hepatitis B.
Descriptors (primary) virus diseases; infectious hepatitis; medical prevention; vaccination; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) France; questionnaire survey; infectious diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)