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dc.contributorGhavanini, A.A.EN
dc.contributorSabri, M.R.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:55:22Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:55:22Z
dc.date.issued2000EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0605_6/EMHJ_2000_6_5-6_1114_1116.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118976
dc.description1114-1116EN
dc.description.abstractWe determined the prevalence rate of hepatitis B surface antigen [‎HBsAg]‎ and anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies [‎anti-HCV]‎ among 7897 healthy voluntary blood donors in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran. Sera were examined for HBsAg and anti-HCV antibodies using a second-generation enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Positive sera for HBsAg were found in 85 [‎1.07%]‎ of the individuals and anti-HCV antibodies were found in 47 [‎0.59%]‎. We compared our results with those of other studies and conclude that the prevalence rate of HBsAg in our area has decreased in the last 2 decades; from being an area of high prevalence, it is now one with moderate-to-low prevalence. Since there are few reports on the seroepidemiology of hepatitis C in the Islamic Republic of Iran, we could not assess the changes in prevalence of hepatitis CEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHepatitis C AntibodiesEN
dc.subjectBlood DonorsEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subject.meshHepatitis B Surface AntigensEN
dc.titleHepatitis B surface antigen and anti-hepatitis C antibodies among blood donors in the Islamic Republic of IranEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (‎5-6)‎, 1114-1116, 2000


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