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Title: Hepatitis B prevalence among workers in Turkey at low risk for hepatitis B exposure
Authors: Guven, R.
Ozcebe, H.
Cakir, B.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: Turkey is an intermediate endemic area for hepatitis B virus infection. The study investigated the hepatitis B exposure risk and prevalence of hepatitis B infection in a group of workers of no known occupational exposure. The prevalence of seropositivity for hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg], hepatitis B surface antibody [anti- HBs] and hepatitis B core antibody [anti- HBc] were 6.6%, 29.9%, and 50.6% respectively. Hepatitis B infection rates were also high in the families of HBsAg- positive workers; 73.7% of family members were positive for HBsAg, anti- HBs or anti- HBc. Risk factors included ever having an injection by an unqualified practitioner [14.6%] and ever having unprotected extramarital intercourse [62.5%]
Description: 749-757
Keywords: Occupational Exposure
Risk Factors
Biological Markers
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Serologic Tests
Subject: Hepatitis B
ISSN: 1020-3397
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