Seroprevalence ofUBs antibody among the newly admitted medical students in Bangladesh and seroconversion one year after vaccination

Hepatitis B is an important infectious occupational hazard for medical and dental students. They are at a higher risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection via minor skin-cuts and accidental needle-punctures during handling of infected patients and their body fluids. The risk varies during their career but is often the highest during their professional training1. The infected persons may not only go through immense sufferings because of this, but may also act as a potential source of infection to patients handled by them2.


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