Medical Staff vaccine decrease risk of Hepatitis B

El-Ammari, Aisha Jamal Said (2018-05-02)

Hepatitis B is the most important infectious occupational disease for health care workers. The high risk of being infected is the consequence of the prevalence of virus carriers in the assisted population, the high frequency of exposure to blood and other body fluids and the high contagiousness of hepatitis B virus (HBV). Vaccination is able to prevent the most threatening consequences of the infection in responders, even after loss of detectable antibodies. Non-responders to the primary series may benefit from administration of up to three more doses of vaccine. However, newly developed vaccines that seem more immunogenic are presently under evaluation and should further decrease the number of non-immune workers in the near future. In the meantime, coverage with standard vaccines should be improved also by supplying complete information on the risks of hepatitis B and on the safety and efficacy of active immunization .


This report investigates the study Medical staff vaccine decrease risk of hepatitis B. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a well recognized occupational risk for healthcare workers (HCWs). Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent HBV infection and its consequences

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