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Document ID (ISN)69970
CIS number 97-1704
ISSN - Serial title 0196-6553 - American Journal of Infection Control
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zuckerman A.J.
Title Occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus: A comparative risk analysis
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.23, No.5, p.286-289. 20 ref.
Abstract Data on the probability of exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B and subsequent seroconversion are reviewed. Mortality and morbidity rates associated with both viruses in health care workers are also examined. A model for the analysis of occupational risk for HIV and hepatitis B is presented and shows that quality-adjusted loss in life expectancy is greater after percutaneous exposure to a patient seropositive for hepatitis B than after exposure to a patient with symptomatic HIV infection.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) morbidity; hazard evaluation; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)