Seroprevalence of hepatitis A among hospital dietary workers

Implications for screening and immunization

K. Alagappan, Barbara Barnett, Antonio Napolitano, J. Gressin, C. Auerbach

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Abstract

Hepatitis A is a self-limited, virally mediated infection of the liver. The usual mode of transmission is by the fecal-oral route. Employees of food-service establishments who are infected with the hepititus A virus can transmit the disease when handling food products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of the hepatitis A vaccine among dietary workers who may be at risk for contracting and spreading the disease. Because hepatitis A infection can often be a subclinical disease, the incidence of cases reported is not indicative of its true prevalence. The objective of this study was to document the seroprevalence of hepatitis A among hospital dietary workers. Dietary workers at a suburban hospital were interviewed to determine if they had been exposed to hepatitis A and if they had a history of hepatitis A infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Quality
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Hepatitis A
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Immunization
Infection
Hepatitis A Vaccines
Food Services
Food Handling
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Viruses
Liver
Incidence

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Seroprevalence of hepatitis A among hospital dietary workers : Implications for screening and immunization. / Alagappan, K.; Barnett, Barbara; Napolitano, Antonio; Gressin, J.; Auerbach, C.

In: American Journal of Medical Quality, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.01.2001, p. 145-148.

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