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Sero-Prevalence of HBV Infection among Health Care Workers at Dialysis Centers in Khartoum State, Sudan

Sero-Prevalence of HBV Infection among Health Care Workers at Dialysis Centers in Khartoum State, Sudan

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Title: Sero-Prevalence of HBV Infection among Health Care Workers at Dialysis Centers in Khartoum State, Sudan
Author: Abdalla, Eltagi A M; Elkidir, Isam Mohamed; Ali, Kamil Merrghani
Abstract: An observational, a cross-sectional facility based study was conducted with an objective to study the prevalence of HBV infection and to identify the socio-demographic determinants of Health care workers (HCWs) at dialysis centers in Khartoum state. Data were collected from109 HCWs (65% female and 35% male), using a structured questionnaire and Blood samples were taken from participants (5 ml). Serum samples were tested for HBV markers (Anti-HBc, HBsAg, HBeAg and Anti-HBs) using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbed Assay (ELISA), the prevalence of these markers was found to be (29.4%, 6.4%, 0.0% and 69.4%,) respectively. Statistical analysis showed that, the long duration of the work, sex, level of education, occupation and unvaccinated against HBV were associated significantly with HBsAg positivity. Also statistical analysis showed very strong association between vaccination and immunity rate (Anti- Sero-Prevalence of HBV Infection among Health Care Workers at Dialysis Centers in Khartoum State, Sudan EUROPEAN ACADEMIC RESEARCH - Vol. IV, Issue 8 / November 2016 6288 HBs) among HCWs, so vaccination against HBV gives good protection against HBV.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25312


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