Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine in a group of health care workers in Sri Lanka.

@article{Chathuranga2013ImmuneRT,
  title={Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine in a group of health care workers in Sri Lanka.},
  author={L S Chathuranga and Faseeha Noordeen and A M Milinda Abeykoon},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={
          e1078-9
        }
}
Health care workers (HCWs) are considered at high risk of acquiring the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Seroconversion rates after vaccination against HBV among HCWs have not previously been available in Sri Lanka. In the current study, the response to HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) vaccine was assessed in a selected group of HCWs by testing for antibodies against HBsAg (anti-HBs). This was a retrospective descriptive study to measure the anti-HBs levels, using an ELISA, in an immunized group of HCW… CONTINUE READING
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