Dror Mevorach, MD; Rami Eliakim, MD; Mayer Brezis, MD
To the Editors: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, for which preventive vaccination is still the best available therapy, has significant morbidity and mortality. We report the outbreak of hepatitis B in a butchery in which four of the five employees as well as their spouses showed evidence of HBV infection. The means of transmission of HBV are discussed.
A 57-year-old man was hospitalized for management of excessive hypertension that was resistant to metoprolol and diltiazem. Physical examination revealed no relevant findings except for high blood pressure (180 to 200/120). A complete blood count and the results of liver enzyme and
Mevorach D, Eliakim R, Brezis M. Hepatitis B—An Occupational Risk for Butchers?. Ann Intern Med. ;116:428. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-5-428_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(5):428.
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