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Title: Hepatitis B virus infection among staff in three hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan, 2006-07
Authors: Elduma, A.H.
Saeed, N.S.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the seropositivity of hepatitis B infection, associated risk factors and history of vaccination among staff in 3 teaching hospitals in Khartoum. The study was carried out from March 2006 to March 2007. Participants comprised 245 randomly selected hospital staff; 12 [4.9%] reacted positively for HBsAg, 6 of whom were nurses, 4 domestic staff and 2 laboratory staff. Only 37 participants [15.1%] said that they had attended training courses in biosafety. Just over 50% indicated that they had had needle-stick or sharp injuries during work; 61 [24.9%] indicated that they always followed the bio-safety precautions, 52 [21.4%] said that they always wore gloves during their work while 43 [17.6%] said they never wore them. Only 11 [4.5%] of the participants had received the full vaccination dose for hepatitis B
Description: 474-478
Keywords: Health Personnel
Cross-Sectional Studies
Risk Factors
Hospitals, Teaching
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Subject: Hepatitis B
ISSN: 1020-3397
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