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Prevalence of hepatitis A, B, C, and E antibody in flying airline personnel.
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2000 Dec; 71(12):1178-80.AS

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The aim of the study was to detect the prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis A, B, C, and E viruses in flying airline personnel, and to determine the necessity of hepatitis A vaccination to prevent such infections related to occupational exposure.

METHODS

Antibodies against hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HVC), and E (HEV) were tested for using standard enzyme immunoassay in airline personnel, 208 flying personnel, 199 ground crew, and 204 employees from companies not involved in travel activities.

RESULTS

Prevalence of antibodies against HAV was less than 5% in each group, and there was no significant difference between the three groups. Prevalence of antibodies against HEV was significantly higher in flying personnel (3.4%) than in the control groups. Prevalence of antibodies against HBV and HCV was low in each of the three groups and there were no differences between the three groups.

CONCLUSIONS

Infection with HAV, HBV and HCV does not seem to represent an occupational hazard to flying personnel. It is possible that flying personnel are exposed to infection with HEV, however, presently no vaccine is available.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Health, Environment & Safety Dept., Scandinavian Airlines System, Oslo, Norway.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11439715

Citation

Andenaes, S, et al. "Prevalence of Hepatitis A, B, C, and E Antibody in Flying Airline Personnel." Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol. 71, no. 12, 2000, pp. 1178-80.
Andenaes S, Lie A, Degré M. Prevalence of hepatitis A, B, C, and E antibody in flying airline personnel. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2000;71(12):1178-80.
Andenaes, S., Lie, A., & Degré, M. (2000). Prevalence of hepatitis A, B, C, and E antibody in flying airline personnel. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 71(12), 1178-80.
Andenaes S, Lie A, Degré M. Prevalence of Hepatitis A, B, C, and E Antibody in Flying Airline Personnel. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2000;71(12):1178-80. PubMed PMID: 11439715.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of hepatitis A, B, C, and E antibody in flying airline personnel. AU - Andenaes,S, AU - Lie,A, AU - Degré,M, PY - 2001/7/7/pubmed PY - 2001/8/3/medline PY - 2001/7/7/entrez SP - 1178 EP - 80 JF - Aviation, space, and environmental medicine JO - Aviat Space Environ Med VL - 71 IS - 12 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to detect the prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis A, B, C, and E viruses in flying airline personnel, and to determine the necessity of hepatitis A vaccination to prevent such infections related to occupational exposure. METHODS: Antibodies against hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HVC), and E (HEV) were tested for using standard enzyme immunoassay in airline personnel, 208 flying personnel, 199 ground crew, and 204 employees from companies not involved in travel activities. RESULTS: Prevalence of antibodies against HAV was less than 5% in each group, and there was no significant difference between the three groups. Prevalence of antibodies against HEV was significantly higher in flying personnel (3.4%) than in the control groups. Prevalence of antibodies against HBV and HCV was low in each of the three groups and there were no differences between the three groups. CONCLUSIONS: Infection with HAV, HBV and HCV does not seem to represent an occupational hazard to flying personnel. It is possible that flying personnel are exposed to infection with HEV, however, presently no vaccine is available. SN - 0095-6562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11439715/Prevalence_of_hepatitis_A_B_C_and_E_antibody_in_flying_airline_personnel_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3334 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -