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Document ID (ISN)69035
CIS number 97-828
Year 1994
Convention or series no. European Occupational Health Series 8
Title Hepatitis B as an occupational hazard
Bibliographic information Occupational Health Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Scherfigvej 8, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, 1994. 64p. 62 ref.
Abstract Report on hepatitis B as an occupational hazard published by the WHO as part of the workplan of its Regional Office for Europe to achieve Target 25 in the health for all (HFA) strategy (see definition in document). Main contents: hepatitis B - the disease (epidemiology, clinical course; stability and decontamination of the virus); occupational risk; prevention of occupationally-acquired hepatitis B (defining occupational risk, universal precautions, using hepatitis B vaccine in workers at risk; screening; prevention of hepatitis B in self-employed workers; post-exposure prophylaxis; other occupational hazards; cost effectiveness and cost benefit of vaccination of at-risk workers); implementation of successful hepatitis-B prevention programmes in the workplace; current policies for the protection of workers; annexes (status of hepatitis B vaccination in WHO European Member States; the viral hepatitis prevention board; useful names and addresses); glossary.
Descriptors (primary) occupational pathology; safety and health engineering; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) Europe; report; glossary; vaccination; WHO
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)