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Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1991 Jul;80(1):33-4.

[Prevalence of antibodies against the hepatitis C virus among the staff of a general hospital].

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Laboratorio Central, Hospital del Aire, Madrid.


The prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 413 hospital staff (57% total staff) was 1.7%. There were no significant differences in the sanitary workers (physicians, nurses and assistants of clinic and laboratory) versus cleaners, office and other non-sanitary workers of hospital staff. The seropositivity to HCV was not related to sex, age, years in occupation and the prevalence of hepatitis B virus serological markers. This relatively low prevalence let suppose than the hospital staff is not a high risk group for HCV infection.

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