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Title: [Prevalence of hepatitis G virus among Tunisian blood donors]
Authors: Mastouri, M.
Safer, I.L.
Pozzetto, B.
Bourlet, T.
Khedher, M.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: French
Abstract: Prevalence of hepatitis G virus among Tunisian blood donors Hepatitis G virus [GBV-C/HGV] is a recently identified virus which occurs worldwide. The prevalence of GBV-C/HGV in Tunisia has not been previously studied. We aimed to assess the prevalence of GBV-C/HGV infection in Tunisian blood donors. A total of 912 blood donors were tested for anti-E2 antibodies of GBV-C/HGV by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and 600 were tested by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. GBV-C/HGV RNA was found in 5.3% of the sample and HGV antibodies occurred in 4.9%. A correlation was noticed between GBV-C/HGV infection and hepatitis C virus [P = 0.006]. The prevalence of GBV-C/HGV is similar to that reported worldwide
Description: 1053-1060
Keywords: Adolescent
Age Distribution
DNA, Viral
English Abstract
Subject: Blood Donors
ISSN: 1020-3397
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