International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021

To Study of the Hepatitis B Virus Carrier Status in Health Care Workers at J.L.N. Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals, Ajmer (Raj.)

Dr. Ganpat Lal Kumawat

Abstract: Introduction: Hepatitis B infection is a serious infectious disease of the liver which affects millions of people worldwide. Health care workers are at great risk. So, it is of immense significance to find out Hep. B carrier status among them. Aims: To determine of the Hepatitis B Virus carrier status in health care workers at J. L. N. Medical College and associated group of hospitals, Ajmer (raj. ). Material and methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted among health care workers employed at J. L. N. Medical College and associated group of hospitals Ajmer (Raj. ). A total of 256 willing participants were randomly selected for this study. Results and discussion: The mean age of the studied participants was found to be 33.20 ? 8.82 yrs.58.20 per cent were male and 41.80% were female in the studied population.51.17% of the studied participants had been completely taken Hep. B vaccination. Needle stick injury was present in 41.80% participants. All participants were found to be negative for both HBs Ag and HBe Ag.6.64% participants (N = 17) were positive in testing for Anti-HBc. Among these 6.64%, 58.52% (N = 10) were also positive for Anti-HBs Ag & 9 participants (3.51% of the total 256 participants) have completely taken Hep. B vaccination.54.69% (N = 140) were found to be immune (positive Anti-HBs). Conclusion- From this study it can be concluded that only 51.17% of the HCWs had complete Hep. B vaccination; and because protective antibody level cannot be achieved with incomplete or no vaccination, awareness for vaccination and testing for Hep. B antibody titers among the HCWs is much needed. Every health care setting should introduce policies which would make it mandatory to check the Hepatitis B vaccination status, facility for HBV vaccination and their titre for all the staff. Also, at institute level, there must be well established policy for needle stick injury cases, to keep a record of them, treat them and follow up their antibody titer status.

Keywords: Hepatitis B, vaccination, healthcare worker, antigen, antibody

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021,

Pages: 372 - 374

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