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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Safe blood and blood products should be offered to all patients in need for blood transfusion. The objectives of the present study were to establish prevalence estimates for hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections as a foundation for safe blood transfusion in rural Vietnam, and to check the accuracy of the laboratory analysis(More)
The aims of the present study were to provide accurate prevalence of acute and occult hepatis B infection and hepatis C infection among potential blood donors in Cambodia and to study the accuracy of ELISA tests used for blood donor screening. A cross-sectional study was performed on samples collected from potential volunteer blood donors (n = 1,200) in two(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of rapid tests for HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HCV in rural Cambodia and Vietnam to detect hepatitis B and C. In a cross-sectional epidemiological study of two populations of 1,200 potential blood donors in rural Cambodia and Vietnam the prevalence rates of HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HCV as established by(More)
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