The prevalence of HCV antibodies was assessed in 407 health-care workers and in 253 control subjects by means of immunoassays based on recombinant antigens.
The seroprevalence in the study group was fairly low (1.2%) and not statistically different from that of controls (0.8%). The relation of HBV and HCV infections was evaluated in 83 health-care workers and in 82 controls: in both groups anti-HCV positivity was weakly related (p<0.05) to the HBV infection.
HCV infection was associated with working in high risk wards (4/5 cases) and with report of accidental needle pricks (4/5 cases).
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Virus hépatite C, Virus, Réponse immune, Immunité humorale, Détection, Anticorps, Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Italie, Europe, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Hepatitis C virus, Virus, Immune response, Humoral immunity, Detection, Antibody, Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Italy, Europe, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Health staff
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