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Document ID (ISN)62957
CIS number 94-1770
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fr÷lich J., Zeller I.
Title Risk of hepatitis A infection among workers of a large sewage plant operating association
Original title Hepatitis-A-Infektionsrisiko bei den Mitarbeitern einer grossen Klńranlagenbetreibergenossenschaft [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov. 1993, Vol.28, No.11, p.503-505. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) antibodies; sewage treatment; immunization; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; viruses; infectious diseases; work in sewers; epidemiologic study; sanitation services; virus diseases
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
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)