Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333665
Title:
Policy for Hepatitis B Vaccination
Authors:
Eastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department
Citation:
Eastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department. (1995) Policy for Hepatitis B vaccination. Dublin. Eastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department.
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board
Issue Date:
Nov-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333665
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
·Hepatitis B. is a viral disease which attacks the liver and causes jaundice. The acute fonn of the disease is rarely fatal but recovery is often slow and it may take weeks or months before the victim is fit to return to work. In 5. - 10% of those infected a chronic fonn of the disease develops. This is a very serious condition which may progress to irreversible liver damage and even liver cancer over a period of years. The Hepatitis B. virus has been found in may body fluids - sweat,. tears, saliva, ... ' semen and vaginal secretions - but infected blood· is the commonest way that the virus is transmitted from one person to another. This is why health care professionals are at higher risk of catching the disease. Infected 'blood can, get into your body through even a small scratch or needlestick injury
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES; HEPATITIS B; NEEDLESTICK INJURY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Health Board. Occupational Health Departmenten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-04T10:24:26Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-04T10:24:26Z-
dc.date.issued1995-11-
dc.identifier.citationEastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department. (1995) Policy for Hepatitis B vaccination. Dublin. Eastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/333665-
dc.description·Hepatitis B. is a viral disease which attacks the liver and causes jaundice. The acute fonn of the disease is rarely fatal but recovery is often slow and it may take weeks or months before the victim is fit to return to work. In 5. - 10% of those infected a chronic fonn of the disease develops. This is a very serious condition which may progress to irreversible liver damage and even liver cancer over a period of years. The Hepatitis B. virus has been found in may body fluids - sweat,. tears, saliva, ... ' semen and vaginal secretions - but infected blood· is the commonest way that the virus is transmitted from one person to another. This is why health care professionals are at higher risk of catching the disease. Infected 'blood can, get into your body through even a small scratch or needlestick injuryen_GB
dc.languageeng-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Boarden_GB
dc.rightsEastern Health Board-
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectHEPATITIS Ben_GB
dc.subjectNEEDLESTICK INJURYen_GB
dc.titlePolicy for Hepatitis B Vaccinationen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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