Prevalence of Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis-C among Blood Donors in Sulaimani City

Mohammad O. Mohammad

College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani

This is a prospective study conducted inJanuary-May 2002'.Blood Samples from l514 healthy blood
donors were screened for hepatitis B and hipatitis C in Sulaimani main blood bank' Enzyme Linked
Immune Sorbent Assay (ELISA) technique was used to detect Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) and
Anti Hepatitis C Virus Antibody (Anti HCV Ab). the prevalence rate of HBsAg and anti-HCV Ab was
23%,1:2 o/o respectively in the blood donors

Key Words : Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Sulaimani,  blood donors


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