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Title: Bloodborne infections among student voluntary blood donors in Mansoura University, Egypt
Authors: El Gilany, A.H.
El Fedawy, S.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: We carried out a retrospective study on student voluntary blood donors in Mansoura University, Egypt. Serum samples were tested for HBsAg, anti- HCV, anti- HIV- 1 and anti- HIV- 2 as well as syphilis. About 7% of students had >/= 1 of the diseases tested for. Prevalence of HBsAg, anti- HCV, anti- HIV- 1 and anti- HIV- 2, and syphilis were 4.3%, 2.7%, 0.0% and 0.05% respectively. Significantly more males than females tested positive for HBsAg. Anti- HCV was significantly higher among rural than urban students. Volunteer student donors are a good source of safe blood. With proper selection of donors, the number of blood units discarded can be minimized
Description: 742-748
Keywords: Prevalence
Blood Donors
Serologic Tests
Subject: Blood-Borne Pathogens
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117147
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1206/12_6_2006_742_748.pdf
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