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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1934-1939

A Cross Sectional Study for Detection of Anti-HBs Antibody among Healthcare Workers
S. Ravikumar*, Radhika Katragadda and B. Abishek
Department of Microbiology, Govt. Medical College, Omandur Govt. Estate, Chennai-600002, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Hepatitis B infection is the tenth leading cause of death and it is one of the major global public health problems with prevalence of 2% to8% in India. Hepatitis B vaccination is required to protect Healthcare workers (HCW) from Hepatitis B infection. Very few data’s are available from India on vaccination status of HCWs. This study is aimed to determine the Post vaccination status among Health Care workers in a tertiary care hospital. Blood samples were collected from 243 HCWs and serum anti-HBs Ab levels were quantified by ELISA method. Among the HCW 96.05% were responders and 4.95% were non-responders. Non-responders were more in nurses when compared to doctors and medical students. The percentage of non-responders can be brought down by checking the anti HBs level after completing the full course of vaccination and administrating the booster dose if the antibody level is found to be insufficient(<10mIU/mL).

Keywords: Health Care Workers, Anti-HBs Antibody, Hepatitis B Vaccination, ELISA

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Ravikumar S., Radhika Katragadda and Abishek B. 2018. A Cross Sectional Study for Detection of Anti-HBs Antibody among Healthcare Workers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1934-1939. doi:
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