Immunologic status of nursing personnel against hepatitis B virus

M. Noula, E. Theodosopoulou, N. Margari, E. Gesouli, M. Amari, E. A. Konstantinou

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Abstract

We studied the frequency of HBsAg in the nurses of six Greek hospitals, through a questionnaire that was filled out from the nurses. There were 696 participants in the study, 80,6% of them declared that they had been examined at the past without vaccination for HBsAg and antibodies against HBV. 1,4% of them (8 participants) were found HBsAg positive and 14,6% with antibodies against HBV. 56,2% (345) were vaccinated, while 43,8% (269), is the population that could grow the disease. Finally, it seems that the frequency of HBsAg, is lower than the limit is used, in order to characterize a country as middle endemic. So there is an immediate need to vaccinate more health care professionals against HBV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalEpitheorese Klinikes Farmakologias kai Farmakokinetikes
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • HBV
  • Immunologic status of nurses
  • Vaccination

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    Noula, M., Theodosopoulou, E., Margari, N., Gesouli, E., Amari, M., & Konstantinou, E. A. (2002). Immunologic status of nursing personnel against hepatitis B virus. Epitheorese Klinikes Farmakologias kai Farmakokinetikes, 20(1), 37-44.