Hepatitis B and C infection in first- time blood donors in Karachi - a possible subgroup for sentinel surveillance
الملخصHepatitis B virus [HBV] and C virus [HCV] are major public health concerns in Pakistan. We conducted a baseline analysis of first- time replacement blood donors at the blood bank of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in the year 2000 with the view to developing low- cost sentinel surveillance for these infections. Among 7325 such donors, 264 [3.6%] were positive for anti- HCV and 344 [4.7%] for HBsAg. HCV seroprevalence was significantly positively associated with age and lower education. Those speaking Sindhi or other minor languages had a significantly higher prevalence of HBV infection. Blood bank data could provide reliable information to monitor trends in prevalence of these infections
Abdul Mujeeb, S., Nanan, D., Sabir, S., Altaf, A. & Kadir, M. (2006). Hepatitis B and C infection in first- time blood donors in Karachi - a possible subgroup for sentinel surveillance. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (6), 735-741, 2006 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117146
المجلةEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (6), 735-741, 2006
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