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Eur J Epidemiol. 2000;16(11):1069-72.

Seroprevalence of hepatitis A, B and C markers in Greek warship personnel.

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  • 1Clinic of Internal Medicine, Naval Hospital of Athens, Greece. NNA@ath.forthnet.gr


A seroepidemiological study was conducted to assess the seroprevalence of hepatitis A, B and C markers in 285 males (mean age: 24.4+/-4.4 years) aboard a Greek warship. Two hundred and sixty three serum samples were tested. None was found to be positive for HAV antibodies, three persons (1.1%) were positive for HBsAg, four persons (1.5%) were positive for anti-HBc and one person (0.4%) was positive for anti-HCV. Forty-five persons (17.1%) had developed titles anti-HBs > 10 IU/L. The establishment of a vaccination policy against hepatitis A among warship personnel is strongly recommended.

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