Hepatitis B in healthcare workers: prevalence, vaccination and relation to occupational factors.

@article{Ciorlia2005HepatitisBI,
  title={Hepatitis B in healthcare workers: prevalence, vaccination and relation to occupational factors.},
  author={Luiz Alberto de Souza Ciorlia and Dirce Maria Trevisan Zanetta},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={384-9}
}
The prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in healthcare workers (HCW) in Brazilian university hospitals is high. However, vaccination of these workers and relations with occupational factors are not well documented. A prospective study was made of 1,433 HCW and 872 administrative employees of the Hospital de Base (HB), São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil, and 2,583 blood donor candidates from the Hospital Blood Bank. HCW were observed from January 1994 to December 1999. Data were obtained from… CONTINUE READING
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