Prevalence of hepatitis virus infections in Albanian refugees.
A sample of 393 Albanian refugees, including both children and adults, was tested for serological HAV, HBV, HDV and HCV markers.
A high prevalence of infection with both the hepatitis A and B viruses was found, while HDV and HCV infections were uncommon.
The overall prevalence of anti-HAV was 96%; it was very high in children 0-10 years, suggesting that HAV infection is largely acquired during childhood and that poor ambiental conditions influence the spreading of this viral infection.
One or more serological markers of HBV infection were found in 295 Albanians (75%), confirming the endemic nature of this virus in the Albanian community.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Sérologie, Réfugié, Homme, Italie, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Albanais
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Serology, Refugee, Human, Italy, Europe, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0075573
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 199406.