Seroprevalence of hepatitis A, B and C markers in Greek warship personnel

E. Mazokopakis, J. Vlachonikolis, A. Philalithis, C. Lionis

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Abstract

A seroepidemiological study was conducted to assess the seroprevalence of hepatitis A, B and C markers in 285 males (mean age: 24.4 ± 4.4 years) aboard a Greek warship. Two hundred and sixty three serum samples were tested. None was found to be positive for HAV antibodies, three persons (1.1%) were positive for HBsAg, four persons (1.5%) were positive for anti-HBc and one person (0.4%) was positive for anti-HCV. Forty-five persons (17.1%) had developed titles anti-HBs > 10 IU/L. The establishment of a vaccination policy against hepatitis A among warship personnel is strongly recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1072
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Greece
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Military personnel
  • Risk factors
  • Seroprevalence
  • Warship

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    Mazokopakis, E., Vlachonikolis, J., Philalithis, A., & Lionis, C. (2000). Seroprevalence of hepatitis A, B and C markers in Greek warship personnel. European Journal of Epidemiology, 16(11), 1069-1072. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1010857128629