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Hepatitis B and C in household and health services solid waste workers

Overview of attention for article published in Cadernos de Saúde Pública, November 2015
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Title
Hepatitis B and C in household and health services solid waste workers
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública, November 2015
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00083814
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Authors

Marcos Paulo Gomes Mol, Dirceu Bartolomeu Greco, Sandy Cairncross, Leo Heller

Abstract

Human contact with solid waste poses biological, chemical, and physical health risks for workers involved in waste collection, transportation, and storage. The potential risk to human health resulting from contact with health services waste or household waste still sparks considerable controversy. The aim of this study was to identify the context of scientific discussions on risk/infection from the hepatitis B and C viruses in workers that collect solid waste from health services or households. The search covered publications up to 2013 in Brazilian and international databases, and 11 articles were selected through a literature review. Of these, six conclude that there is an increased risk of infection in workers that collect household waste when compared to those unexposed to waste, three point to greater risk for workers that collect health services waste as compared to those that collect ordinary waste, and the other two found no difference between exposed and unexposed individuals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 1 7%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Unknown 12 80%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 2 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Unknown 12 80%