|Document ID (ISN)||61384|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kudesia G., Briggs D., Donaldson M., Woolrich M., Raper J.
||Hepatitis B prevalence in local authority employees
||Aug. 1993, Vol.43, No.3. p.129-131. 8 ref.
||Prevalence of hepatitis B infection was determined in 420 employees from three local authorities by testing for hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc). Five (1.2 per cent) were positive: this included a hepatitis BsAg carrier, three with antibody to hepatitis BsAg (anti-HBs) and one who had only anti-HBc. The prevalence of hepatitis B was not significantly different (P>0.05) from a control group of blood donors. However, four out of five anti-HBc positive individuals worked with mentally or physically handicapped individuals or those discharged into the community after long-term institutionalised care.
||morbidity; infectious hepatitis; virus diseases
||fire fighting; infectious diseases; police forces; epidemiologic study; ambulances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)