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Seroprevalence of Antibody to Hepatitis E Virus in Voluntary Blood Donors in Northern Thailand


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Title: Seroprevalence of Antibody to Hepatitis E Virus in Voluntary Blood Donors in Northern Thailand
Authors: Jutavijittum, Prapan / Jiviriyawat, Yupa / Jiviriyawat, Wanchai / Yousukh, Amnat / Hayashi, Shigeki / Itakura, Hideyo / Toriyama, Kan
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2000
Publisher: 長崎大学熱帯医学研究所 / Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
Citation: 熱帯医学 Tropical medicine 42(2). p135-139, 2000
Abstract: We report the results of seroepidemiological study of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in 636 voluntary blood donors in four Provinces of Northern Thailand. The average seroprevalence of anti-HEV was 8.7%, which is lower than previous reports from HEV endemic areas and even in the central Thailand. No significant differences of the prevalence were found geographically and also by age and sex. Our findings suggest that Northern Thailand belongs to an intermediate prevalence group of HEV infection between non-endemic and endemic regions and the improvement of socioeconomic and hygienic status might control the spreading of HEV infection in this area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/4791
ISSN: 03855643
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Appears in Collections:Volume 42, No. 2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/4791

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