European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 1069–1072

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

  • E. Mazokopakis
  • J. Vlachonikolis
  • A. Philalithis
  • C. Lionis


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.

Greece Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Military personnel Risk factors Seroprevalence Warship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Mazokopakis
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Vlachonikolis
    • 3
  • A. Philalithis
    • 4
  • C. Lionis
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinic of Internal MedicineNaval Hospital of AthensGreece
  2. 2.University of CreteGreece
  3. 3.Laboratory of BiostatisticsGreece
  4. 4.Laboratory of Health Services, Department of Social Medicine, School of MedicineUniversity of CreteGreece

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