Evaluation of the Seroprevalence of Viral Hepatitis and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Among Hospital Workers in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Kalkan I. A., Cinar G., MUT A. N. U., Karasahin O., Gurbuz Y., Tekin A., ...More

HEPATITIS MONTHLY, vol.20, no.4, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/hepatmon.97952
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the major causes of chronic liver disease. From the perspective of hospital workers (HWs), employees are at risk of hepatitis B infection because of occupational exposure. Apart from this occupational risk, health professionals may still be affected by HBV, depending on the epidemiological characteristics of the country and geographical region they live in.