Exposure to blood borne viruses and the hepatitis B vaccination status among healthcare workers in inner London.
Occupational exposure to blood borne viruses was examined during one year at a London teaching hospital.
A total of 236 incidents occurred of which 83% were related to sharps, 32% were clearly avoidable, and 7% involved an infected source patient.
Overall uptake of hepatitis B vaccine was 78% but it was particularly low in paramedical (70%) and domestic staff (45%). Continued effort needs to be applied to improve uptake of hepatitis B vaccine and to maintain high standards of control of infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Sang, Contamination, Hépatite virale B, Virose, Infection, Homme, Incidence, Milieu hospitalier, Royaume Uni, Europe, Vaccination, Piqûre, Immunoprotection, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Blood, Contamination, Viral hepatitis B, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Incidence, Hospital environment, United Kingdom, Europe, Vaccination, Sting, Immunoprotection, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0431698
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 25/01/1999.