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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  5

Year :  2017

Pages :   1360-1362

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Awareness on Hepatitis-B vaccination among dental students-A Questionnaire Survey



Address:   A. Ashwatha Pratha, R. V. Geetha
Saveetha Dental College, Chennai
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00240.2

ABSTRACT:
Aim and Objective: To analyse the awareness on hepatitis-B vaccination among dental students. Background: Hepatitis-B is an infectious disease caused by the Hepatitis-B Virus(HBV) which affects the liver. In a dental clinic, infections can be transmitted through several ways, including direct or indirect contact with blood, oral fluids, droplet splatter, aerosols, etc. Dental practitioner should receive immunization against hepatitis virus and should use individual protective equipments such as gloves, head caps, masks, etc. Reason: This survey is conducted to create awareness among the dental students about the hepatitis-B vaccination to prevent themselves being affected by hepatitis as they are exposed in dental clinic to various sources.
KEYWORDS:
Hepatitis-B, dentist, blood, vaccine.
Cite:
A. Ashwatha Pratha, R. V. Geetha. Awareness on Hepatitis-B vaccination among dental students-A Questionnaire Survey. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2017; 10(5): 1360-1362.
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