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Document ID (ISN)62955
CIS number 94-1769
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ohlendorf R.
Title Risk of hepatitis A infection in sewer maintenance and sewage purification plant workers
Original title Hepatitis-A Infektionsrisiko bei Kanalunterhaltungs- und Klńranlagenarbeitern [in German]
Bibliographic information July 1993, Vol.28, No.7, p.305-307. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Sanitation workers exposed to sewage were subjected to serological examinations to determine the presence of anti-HAV-IgG. All 15 sewer maintenance workers and all 27 employees of a sewage treatment plant of a German municipality were included. Sewer maintenance workers with more than five years of exposure were found to be HAV-positive while among the group with less than five years seniority, only one was HAV-positive. Of the employees of the sewage treatment plant, all with more than 11 years of exposure were HAV-positive and all those with less than five years seniority were HAV-negative.
Descriptors (primary) antibodies; infectious hepatitis; work in sewers; sanitation services; sewage treatment; sewage
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; viruses; virology; cohort study; immunology; dangerous work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Water and sanitation services
Confined spaces
Bacterial and parasitic diseases