|Document ID (ISN)||66677|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gutersohn T., Steffen R., Van Damme P., Holdener F., Beutels P.
||Hepatitis A infection in aircrews: Risk of infection and cost-benefit analysis of hepatitis A vaccination
||Feb. 1996, Vol.67, No.2, p.153-156. 25 ref.
||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.
||infectious hepatitis; aircraft pilots; air transport
||morbidity; cost of diseases; cost-benefit analysis; vaccination
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)