Serum samples from 248 predominantly Kung children (aged 5-19 years) attending various bush schools and a clinic in Bushmanland, northern Namibia were examined for the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBM markers by radioimmunoassay.
HBsAg was detected in 18 (7.3%) children while 117 (47.6%) showed one or more markers of HBV infection.
These prevalence rates are lower than those of the closely situated territory of Kavango to the north and East Caprivi to the north-east.
No significant difference in HBs antigenaemia between!Kung boys and girls was found (p>0.05).
However, HBs antigenaemia was found to vary between children in different bush schools.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, Virose, Infection, Enfant, Homme, Namibie, Afrique, Epidémiologie, Prévalence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis B, Viral disease, Infection, Child, Human, Namibia, Africa, Epidemiology, Prevalence
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0459459
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 199406.