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Seroepidemiology of HBV infection among health-care workers in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.


ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a world health problem with an estimated 257 million chronically infected people. Indonesia, with 7.1% prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), is classified as a moderately endemic country. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at high occupational risk for HBV infection and potentially becoming transmitters for further infections. In Indonesia, the extent of hepatitis B among HCWs and specific control strategy are not available. This study evaluated the seroprevalence of HBV infection and associated risk factors in HCWs from four areas in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. METHODS:A total of 467 HCWs (median age 28 years, male/female 89/378) were recruited. All HCWs were classified into three age groups (

SUBMITTER: Wijayadi T 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6006550 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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