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ID (ISN) del documento45802
Número CIS 86-726
ISSN - Título de la serie 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Año 1985
Número de serie
Autor(es) Osterholm M.T., Garayalde S.M.
Título Clinical viral hepatitis B among Minnesota hospital personnel
Información bibliográfica 13 Dec. 1985, Vol.254, No.22, p.3207-3212. Illus. 54 ref.
Resumen A 10-year survey of clinical hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections among Minnesota hospital personnel showed a drop from an annual incidence of 127 per 100,000 workers in 1975 to 8 per 100,000 workers in 1983. A similar drop was observed among personnel in hospitals with long-term haemodialysis (from 418 to 16 per 100,000). This drop in hepatitis B incidence occurred before the introduction of HBV vaccine and is probably due to improved infection control procedures. Conclusions of the study are (1) that most studies of HBV seroprevalence among hospital workers significantly overestimate the incidence of HBV infections, and (2) that vaccination of hospital employees against HBV, except in employees particularly at risk, would not be cost-effective.
Descriptores (primarios) morbilidad; hospitales; servicios médicos y sanitarios; hepatitis vírica
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; inmunización; encuesta epidemiológica; prevención del contagio
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)