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ID (ISN) del documento57502
Número CIS 92-324
ISSN - Título de la serie 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Año 1985
Número de serie
Autor(es) Breuer B., Friedman S.M., Millner E.S., Kane M.A., Snyder R.A., Maynard J.E.
Título Transmission of hepatitis B virus to classroom contacts of mentally retarded carriers
Información bibliográfica Dec. 1985, Vol.254, No.22, p.3190-3195. 13 ref.
Resumen The risk of the spread of hepatitis B virus infection from deinstitutionalised, mentally retarded carriers to pupil and staff school contacts in the New York City public school system was measured serologically in a 3-phase study from 1978 to 1982. In the third phase, undertaken in 1982, blood samples were drawn and questionnaires were completed on students and staff tested in either of the first 2 phases and on comparison groups with intermediate and no known school exposure to deinstitutionalised carriers. Logistic regression analyses revealed that staff and pupils with a history of classroom exposure to a hepatitis B virus carrier had significantly increased prevalences of hepatitis B virus infection (13.4%, odds ratio = 1.9; 9.3%, odds ratio = 2.5, respectively). Similarly, yearly seroconversion rates of 1.3% and 0.67% indicate that staff and, to a lesser extent, pupils are at increased risk of infection.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades víricas; instituciones de ensenanza; valoración de la exposición; hepatitis vírica
Descriptores (secundarios) factores de riesgo; enfermedades infecciosas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Otras indústrias y profesiones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Teaching and educational institutions
Exposure evaluation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases