Prevalence of hepatitis B infections in local and incoming populations of the public health laboratory reviewers in Al- Nasiriyah city - Iraq

  • Murtada Hafedh Hussein Pathological Analysis Department, College of Science, Thi-Qar University, Thi-Qar, Iraq
  • Intidhaar Naeem Abid Pathological Analysis Department, College of Science, Thi-Qar University, Thi-Qar, Iraq
  • Amany Sh. Jabber Pathological Analysis Department, College of Science, Thi-Qar University, Thi-Qar, Iraq
  • Bushra Jabbar Al-Badry Biology Department, College of Science, Thi-Qar University, Thi-Qar, Iraq

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the number of cases of hepatitis virus infection of the public health laboratory inspectors in Thi Qar Governorate for the year 2016.
Methods: The information collected from the viruses department about the numbers of suspicious auditors and the numbers of patients infected with the disease from locals and those coming to the governorate during all months of the year .It was used ELIZA technique by HBsAg to diagnosis of infections .
Results: Sixty cases from 4696 were given positive result for HBsAg examination within a year of the local and incoming population, the most infections in January with 3.08%.The study was appeared that HBV infections were more in male (39(65%)) than in female (21(35%)).
Conclusion: The results of the study were illustrated the percentages of local people infected with HBV was more (1.6%) than in an incoming people (0.6%).
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Published
2019-03-30
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HUSSEIN, Murtada Hafedh et al. Prevalence of hepatitis B infections in local and incoming populations of the public health laboratory reviewers in Al- Nasiriyah city - Iraq. Iraq Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, mar. 2019. ISSN 2521-8492. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/imj/article/view/555>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019.
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