Traduction en anglais : Prevalence of hepatitis A virus antibodies in hospital staff.
We screened 351 employees of a county hospital for the presence of antibodies against hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV).
Hospital staff tested was from the department of paediatrics, infectious diseases unit, institute of microbiology, hospital kitchen, and the day-care centre. 292 donors from the hospital blood bank served as a control group.
The prevalence of anti-HAV in indigenous hospital staff less than 30 years of age was extremely low, but showed an age-dependent increase to 69 per cent in personnel more than 50 years of age.
The anti-HAV prevalence rate of indigenous health-care workers did not show significant differences from that of volunteer blood donors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale A, Virose, Infection, Sérologie, Prévalence, Milieu hospitalier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Age, Allemagne, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis A, Viral disease, Infection, Serology, Prevalence, Hospital environment, Health staff, Human, Occupational exposure, Age, Germany, Europe, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0553137
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.