|Document ID (ISN)||62957|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
|Convention or series no.
||Fr÷lich J., Zeller I.
||Risk of hepatitis A infection among workers of a large sewage plant operating association
||Hepatitis-A-Infektionsrisiko bei den Mitarbeitern einer grossen Klńranlagenbetreibergenossenschaft [in German]|
||Nov. 1993, Vol.28, No.11, p.503-505. Illus. 9 ref.
||Antibodies against hepatitis A infection (anti-HAV) and anti-HAV-IgM were determined in 408 workers exposed to waste water in a sewage treatment plant and in 202 non-exposed workers. None of the workers were anti-HAV-IgM positive. In comparison with the control group, a significantly higher number of sewage plant workers were anti-HAV positive. For exposed workers over 40yrs old an odds ratio of 1.8 was obtained. Hepatitis A immunization is recommended for workers in sewage treatment plants.
||antibodies; sewage treatment; immunization; infectious hepatitis
||Germany; viruses; infectious diseases; work in sewers; epidemiologic study; sanitation services; virus diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)