Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HbsAg):
Bhagwat, G. P.
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The frequency of HBsAg in health workers at University Teaching Hospital appears high (3.10/o) as compared to Western health workers. The laboratory staff and the nursing staff are at higher risk than others; 8.30/o of laboratory staff and 4.7 0/o of nursing staff were positive for HBSAg. Awareness and greater care as to cleanliness and handling of samples is necessary to determine the immune status and infection with HBV by testing HBSAg, and HBSAb markers in these workers.
CitationBhagwat, G. P. and Parmar, S. (1983). Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HbsAg): A survey of hospital staff in Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia. 17 (4)
SponsorshipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.
Medical Journal of Zambia.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens, Hospital Staff--Zambia
Hepatitis B Virus Infection-- Hospital Staff--Zambia
The frequency of HBsAg in health workers at University Teaching Hospital