Do hospital personnel in hyperendemic areas require immunization against hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection? Is vertical transmission of HBV infection common in this group?

@article{Tsega1989DoHP,
  title={Do hospital personnel in hyperendemic areas require immunization against hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection? Is vertical transmission of HBV infection common in this group?},
  author={Edemariam Tsega and John Horton and Erik Nordenfelt and Bengt G{\"o}ran Hansson and G Wolde-Hawariat and Jill Lindberg},
  journal={Ethiopian medical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={101-6}
}
Medical personnel working in contact with blood and blood-contaminated body fluids are often considered to be a high-risk group for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and, as a result, it is recommended that they should be vaccinated against this infection. To find out if this is necessary in a country hyperendemic for HBV infection and to see if parents transmit the infection to their offspring, a total of 336 volunteer hospital employees, and 103 children of 47 of them, were tested for HBsAg… CONTINUE READING