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Title: Hepatitis B and C viral infection: prevalence, knowledge, attitude and practice among barbers and clients in Gharbia governorate, Egypt
Authors: Shalaby, S.
Kabbash, I.A.
El Saleet, G.
Mansour, N.
Omar, A.
El Nawawy, A.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: A study in Egypt determined the prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus infections among barbers [n = 308] and their clients [n = 308] in Gharbia governorate, and assessed knowledge, attitude and practices during hair-cutting and shaving. HBsAg was detected among 4.2% of barbers and 3.9% of clients [more urban than rural]. Anti-HC antibodies were detected in 12.3% of barbers and 12.7% of clients. HCV-RNA prevalence was 9.1% among both barbers and clients [more rural than urban]. Knowledge was high among the majority of participants and good practices during shaving and hair-cutting were observed for the majority of barbers. Barbers appeared to have no job-related risk of acquiring viral hepatitis
Description: 10-17
Keywords: Hepatitis C
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Risk Factors
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Subject: Hepatitis B
ISSN: 1020-3397
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