of viral hepatitis among US Navy
Marine Corps personnel, 1984-85
Journal of Public Health, Vol 77, Issue 11 1446-1447,
Copyright © 1987 by
Public Health Association
Dembert, RA Shaffer, NL Baugh, SW Berg and T Zajdowicz
Medicine Department, Navy Environmental Health Center,
Norfolk, Virginia 23511-6695.
Six hundred and twenty-nine cases of
viral hepatitis (A, B, and NonA-NonB) were reported among a
total of 768,832 United States Navy and Marine Corps personnel
during 1984 and 1985 via a passive surveillance system.
Cumulative incidence for all three hepatitis types was higher
than those reported for the general population at the same
time. Hepatitis B was the most common diagnosis within all
sex, rank, and race/ethnic description categories. Enlisted
medical personnel (hospital corpsmen) had a disproportionately
higher incidence of hepatitis B.
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