Hepatitis B virus infection among women in a shoe factory in Korea.

S. H. Lee, B. K. Lee, K. M. Lee, K. S. Cho, O. Inoue, K. Seiji, M. Ikeda

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One hundred and sixty five Korean women in a shoe factory in Masan, Korea were evaluated on hepatitis B virus infection by solid-phase radioimmunoassay in 1986. The participants were women of child-bearing ages, mostly in 20's and 30's. About two thirds (105/165) of the subjects had serological evidence of past or present hepatitis B virus infection, and 17% (28/165) were HBsAg-positive. In view of possible risk of vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus, further epidemiological study was considered necessary to establish preventive measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalAsia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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