Sero-prevalence to hepatitis B and C virus infection in refugees from Mozambique in southern Africa.

P. Bos*, A. D. Steele, I. Peenze, S. Aspinall

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Abstract

Serological markers for evidence of past exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) were investigated in a cohort of refugees from Mozambique. Serological markers for past exposure to HBV were detected in 56% of the population and, in addition, 13.2% carried the HBV surface antigen. Anti-HCV antibodies could be confirmed in 3.2% of the population and occurred mostly in the older individuals. Only one anti-HCV antibody positive individual was positive for HBsAg. Immunity to rubellavirus had reached 85% by 11 years of age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalEast African Medical Journal
Volume72
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1995

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