IRWIN A. SCHAFER, M.D.; JAMES W. MOSLEY, M.D.
The occurrence of viral hepatitis in institutions of various types is well known and has been reported previously.1 The present report concerns a study of viral hepatitis in a penal institution carried out during an 11-month period. From the epidemiologic evidence obtained it is believed that parenteral transmission was of significance in the behavior of the disease during the period considered, and that the hepatitis was predominantly due to the serum (B) type rather than to the infectious (A) type. Since prison populations are not infrequently utilized as donor sources by agencies conducting blood-collection programs, it is important to consider
SCHAFER IA, MOSLEY JW. A STUDY OF VIRAL HEPATITIS IN A PENAL INSTITUTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:1162–1177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-5-1162
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(5):1162-1177.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis.
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