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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(7): 513-517
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.056


Prevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Positivity among General Population in Yavatmal (Maharashtra), India
Pragati Abhimanyu Bulle*, Suchita Tekam, Dilip S. Gedam, Vivek Gujar and Dugesh Deshmukh
Department of Microbiology, Shri Vasantrao Naik  Government Medical College,
Yavatmal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Hepatitis B is one of the major transfusion transmitted infections. It forms a serious health problem globally. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is significant health problem, as it can lead to chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatic carcinoma. Prevalence of Hepatitis B infection varies across the different geographical areas. Aim of this study was to determine the trend in Hepatitis-B virus infection in general population and to compare the prevalence with that of healthy blood donors. We collected 1 ml of blood samples with all aseptic precautions and tested by HEPALISA. Seroprevalence of HBsAg positive was 1.57% while in healthy donors it was 0.87 % and in this study majority of sero-positive donors were younger than 40 years. To reduce the prevalence of hepatitis, public awareness, educational and motivational programs, mass immunization programs and Pre-donation counseling  help in decreasing the infection.


Keywords: Sero-prevalence, Hepatitis B, HBsAg,blood donors, HEPALISA.
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Pragati Abhimanyu Bulle, Suchita Tekam, Dilip S. Gedam, Vivek Gujar and Dugesh Deshmukh. 2016. Prevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Positivity among General Population in Yavatmal (Maharashtra), IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(7): 513-517. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.056