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hepatatis b virus infection

Prapan Jutavijittum, Amnat Yousukh, Bounthome Samountry, Khamtim Samountry, Angkham Ounavong, Te Thammavong, Jerapha Keokhamphue, Kan Toriyama
There have been no previous reports of the prevalence of hepatatis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in Lao PDR. From 2003 to 2005, 13,897 first-time blood donors were screened for the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV). The seroprevalence of HBsAg positive blood donors was 8.7%. The prevalence among males (9.7%) was higher than in females (6.2%). The prevalence of anti-HCV positive blood donors was 1.1%, with no significant differences between males (1...
July 2007: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
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