|Title:||Sentinel surveillance for patients with acute hepatitis in Egypt, 2001-04|
El Sayed, N.
|Abstract:||Viral hepatitis is a major problem in Egypt. To define the epidemiology of the disease, sentinel surveillance was established in 5 hospitals in diverse areas of the country in 2001. Data were completed for patients meeting the case definition for viral hepatitis. Of a total of 5909 patients evaluated, 4189 [70.9%] showed positive antibody markers for hepatitis. Out of those, 40.2% had evidence of hepatitis A virus [HAV] infection, 30.0% hepatitis B virus [HBV] and 29.8% hepatitis C virus [HCV] infection. This surveillance system was useful in identifying the variable endemicity of acute HAV infection in different regions and for better understanding the epidemiology of HBV and HCV infection|
|Keywords:||Hepatitis, Viral, Human|
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
|Subject:||Hepatitis, Viral, Human|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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