|Document ID (ISN)||62897|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Woodruff B.A., Moyer L.A., O'Rourke K.M., Margolis H.S.
||Blood exposure and the risk of hepatitis B virus infection in firefighters
||Oct. 1993, Vol.35, No.10, p.1048-1054. 13 ref.
||This survey assessed personal and occupational risk factors among uniformed fire department employees by a self-administered questionnaire and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection status by serological testing. Overall, 46 of 592 employees had past or current HBV infection. Employees reporting blood contact with skin had been infected more often than employees without this exposure. Prevalence of infection did not differ by age, years on the job, or job duties. The adjusted prevalence of HBV infection among male employees was not significantly different from its prevalence in American men.
||fire fighting; biological hazards; infectious hepatitis
||exposure evaluation; serological reactions; immunology; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases