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Titolo:
Seroprevalence of hepatitis C infection among health care personnel in Beirut, Lebanon
Autore:
Irani-Hakime, N; Aoun, JP; Khoury, S; Samaha, HR; Tamim, H; Almawi, WY;
Indirizzi:
Amer Univ Beirut, St Georges Hosp, Dept Lab Med, Beirut, Lebanon Amer UnivBeirut Beirut Lebanon ges Hosp, Dept Lab Med, Beirut, Lebanon Amer Univ Beirut, St Georges Hosp, Dept Med, Beirut, Lebanon Amer Univ Beirut Beirut Lebanon Georges Hosp, Dept Med, Beirut, Lebanon Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Epidemiol & Biostat, Beirut, Lebanon Amer Univ Beirut Beirut Lebanon pt Epidemiol & Biostat, Beirut, Lebanon
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
fascicolo: 1, volume: 29, anno: 2001,
pagine: 20 - 23
SICI:
0196-6553(200102)29:1<20:SOHCIA>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
VIRUS-INFECTION; NON-A; NON-B; PREVALENCE; WORKERS; TRANSMISSION; ANTIBODIES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Almawi, WY Arabian Gulf Univ, Coll Med & Med Sci, Dept Med Biochem, POB 22979, Manama, Bahrain Arabian Gulf Univ POB 22979 Manama Bahrain 9, Manama, Bahrain
Citazione:
N. Irani-Hakime et al., "Seroprevalence of hepatitis C infection among health care personnel in Beirut, Lebanon", AM J INFECT, 29(1), 2001, pp. 20-23

Abstract

Background: Health care workers are at risk of contracting hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection more than the general population, and chronic HCV infection may be asymptomatic. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HCV among health care workers at St Georges-Orthodox Hospital, the first study done for a major teaching hospital in Lebanon. Methods: Health care personnel at St Georges-Orthodox Hospital, Beirut, were offered anonymous testing for anti-HCV antibody. Seroprevalence rates ofhealth care personnel were compared with the rates of blood donors screened during the same year. Results: Of the 502 persons screened, 13 (2.60%) initially tested either positive or doubtful-positive by the SM-HCV rapid test; 2 (0.4%) mere confirmed positive by 2 commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. This prevalence rate was comparable with the rate obtained for blood donors (n = 600) during the same period. Conclusion: The seroprevalence of HCV infection among health care workers st St Georges-Orthodox Hospital was similar to the rate observed in local blood donors, which suggests that the occupational risk of HCV infection waslow.

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