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dc.contributorAbdul Mujeeb, S.EN
dc.contributorNanan, D.EN
dc.contributorSabir, S.EN
dc.contributorAltaf, A.EN
dc.contributorKadir, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:47:44Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:47:44Z
dc.date.issued2006EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1206/12_6_2006_735_741.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117146
dc.description735-741EN
dc.description.abstractHepatitis 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 infectionsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHepatitis CEN
dc.subjectBlood DonorsEN
dc.subjectSerologic TestsEN
dc.subjectFollow-Up StudiesEN
dc.subjectBlood BanksEN
dc.subject.meshHepatitis BEN
dc.titleHepatitis B and C infection in first- time blood donors in Karachi - a possible subgroup for sentinel surveillanceEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (‎6)‎, 735-741, 2006


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