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Document ID (ISN)70162
CIS number 97-2050
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Eddleston A.L.W.F.
Title Hepatitis B and health-care workers
Bibliographic information May 1997, Vol.349, No.9062, p.1339-1340. 6 ref.
Abstract This brief communication looks at the transmission of hepatitis B virus from health care workers to patients. A recent report provides convincing evidence of transmission of the virus from a surgeon who was HBsAg positive but HBeAg negative. This suggests that modifications may be needed to existing guidelines which require no change in work practices for health care workers who are HBeAg negative.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) serological reactions
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)