TITLE

THE SEROPREVALENCE OF VIRAL HEPATITIS IN YEMENI HEALTHCARE WORKERS

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Republic of Yemen has one of the highest prevalence rates for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus in the Middle East. The seroprevalence of viral hepatitis in healthcare workers (HCW) has important public health implications. Aims of this study are to assess the risk factors for the acquisition of viral hepatitis in an unvaccinated HCW cohort from a hyperendemic region. The finding that age and occupational exposure to blood products are independent risk factors for the acquisition of HBV supports the adoption of universal HBV immunisation programmes and infection control precautions.
ACCESSION #
13219135

 

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