Susceptibility of healthcare workers in Kenya to hepatitis B: new strategies for facilitating vaccination uptake.

@article{Suckling2006SusceptibilityOH,
  title={Susceptibility of healthcare workers in Kenya to hepatitis B: new strategies for facilitating vaccination uptake.},
  author={R M Suckling and Miriam M. Taegtmeyer and Patrick Mboya Nguku and Seif Salem Al-Abri and Josephine Kibaru and Jeremiah Muhwa Chakaya and Peter M. Tukei and Charles F. Gilks},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2006},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={271-7}
}
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is preventable, yet many healthcare workers (HCWs) in resource-poor countries remain at risk. The aims of this study were to evaluate the susceptibility of HCWs in a Kenyan district to HBV infection, and the feasibility of expanding the Extended Programme of Immunization (EPI) for infants to incorporate hepatitis B vaccination of HCWs. HCWs in Thika district, Kenya were invited to complete an interviewer-administered questionnaire about their immunization… CONTINUE READING

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