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Journal of Medical Sciences
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 367 - 373

Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Viruses in Human Urban Population of Bahawalpur District, Pakistan


Abstract: The present study examines the prevalence of hepatitis (B andC) infection in population of the urban areas of Bahawalpur district. The study population comprised of 6815 peoples (3924 male, 2891 female) of different age group and professions. The subjects were selected randomly and had blood samples taken. Rapid immunochromatographic tests were conducted to detect hepatitis B and C infections. The prevalence of diseases was: hepatitis B, 9.59% and hepatitis C,4.41% indicating the spread of infections on rise in Pakistan. The results of the study illustrate the importanceof education of the society including health care individuals to observe the protective measures against hepatic viral infections and of maintaining the health care measures.

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