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Document ID (ISN)61384
CIS number 93-2067
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kudesia G., Briggs D., Donaldson M., Woolrich M., Raper J.
Title Hepatitis B prevalence in local authority employees
Bibliographic information Aug. 1993, Vol.43, No.3. p.129-131. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) morbidity; infectious hepatitis; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; infectious diseases; police forces; epidemiologic study; ambulances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)