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OSTI, Cristina  and  MARCONDES-MACHADO, Jussara. Hepatitis B virus: serum response to vaccine in teaching hospital cleaners. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.1, pp. 1343-1348. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000700043.

Viral hepatitis B is one of the major public health problems in all continents. The hepatitis-B virus is transmitted parenterally and mainly sexually. The objective of this study was to evaluate the population composing the active cleaning staff of the Botucatu School of Medicine Hospital - UNESP who had received a complete vaccination scheme against hepatitis B, to measure their levels of antibodies against AgHBs (anti-HBs) and to evaluate their relationship with general epidemiological conditions, personal and professional life conditions and risk of infection by the hepatitis-B virus.

Keywords : Hepatitis-B virus; Anti-HBs; Hospital cleaning; Occupational risk.

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