European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 239–242

Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus among personnel and patients of a psychiatric hospital

  • Vincenzo Di Nardo
  • Nicola Petrosillo
  • Giuseppe Ippolito
  • Maria Elena Bonaventura
  • Vincenzo Puro
  • Bruno Chiaretti
  • Mauro Tosoni
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01719496

Cite this article as:
Di Nardo, V., Petrosillo, N., Ippolito, G. et al. Eur J Epidemiol (1995) 11: 239. doi:10.1007/BF01719496

Abstract

In 1989 and 1992, HIV, HBV and HCV serosurveys were carried out among personnel and patients of an Italian Psychiatric Hospital. No HIV cases were found. Mean annual HBV seroconversion rate was 0.99% in patients and 4.4% in personnel; HCV rate was 0.42% among patients. Although the nosocomial risk of bloodborne infection was low, efforts should be made to minimize it.

Key words

Health care workers HBV HCV HIV Psychiatric patients 

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Di Nardo
    • 1
  • Nicola Petrosillo
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Ippolito
    • 2
  • Maria Elena Bonaventura
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Puro
    • 2
  • Bruno Chiaretti
    • 3
  • Mauro Tosoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisione di Malattie Infettive, ospedale di RietiItaly
  2. 2.Centro Riferimento AIDS, Ospedale Lazzaro SpallanzaniRomeItaly
  3. 3.Laboratorio, ospedale di AmatriceRietiItaly

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