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Document ID (ISN)66677
CIS number 96-1091
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gutersohn T., Steffen R., Van Damme P., Holdener F., Beutels P.
Title Hepatitis A infection in aircrews: Risk of infection and cost-benefit analysis of hepatitis A vaccination
Bibliographic information Feb. 1996, Vol.67, No.2, p.153-156. 25 ref.
Abstract Analysis of Swissair medical files for the period 1987 to 1991 revealed 22 cases of hepatitis A among 3,322 crewmembers; all cases occurred in crewmembers who had spent some time on duty in developing countries. For non-immune crewmembers, the overall annual incidence rate was estimated to be 1.53 per 1000, and 12.2 per 1000 during a stay in a high risk country. Male flight attendants had a higher rate than female flight attendants or pilots. Simplified comparison of cost of infection and cost of vaccination indicated that vaccination may be cost-saving to the airline company for both male flight attendants and pilots.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; aircraft pilots; air transport
Descriptors (secondary) morbidity; cost of diseases; cost-benefit analysis; vaccination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Air transportation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)