2017
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0010-2017
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Is waste collection associated with hepatitis B infection? A meta-analysis

Abstract: This meta-analysis, which is based on a previously published systematic review, aims to contribute to the scientifi c discussion on hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in workers who are exposed to domestic and healthcare wastes. Publications were sought which had been made available on the data used by December 2013 and updated to December 2016. The quality of the included studies was assessed according to the guidelines of Loney et al. for the critical appraisal of studies on the prevalence or incidence of a h… Show more

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“…In the meta-analysis performed by Mol et al [19], the term "Solid waste" has been used to designate both HCW and household waste. Kasuku et al [20] used the term "Hospital waste" corresponding to a mixture of waste similar to household waste and HCWs with infectious risks.…”
Section: Definition and Classification Of Hcwsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In the meta-analysis performed by Mol et al [19], the term "Solid waste" has been used to designate both HCW and household waste. Kasuku et al [20] used the term "Hospital waste" corresponding to a mixture of waste similar to household waste and HCWs with infectious risks.…”
Section: Definition and Classification Of Hcwsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…HBsAg and anti-HBc [odds ratio (OR) being 1.89, with confidence interval (CI) of 95%, 1.27-2.86; p-value = 0.0019]. 4 In accordance with the seriousness of the issue, detailed guidelines have been formulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and The International Solid Waste Association related to the segregation and overall management of health-care related waste. 5 The amount of waste produced varies with the type of health facilities, health care departments and among the countries.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%