Naji Batayneh

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OBJECTIVES To determine the risk of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Jordan. METHODS Plasma samples from 1000 pregnant Jordanian women were screened by ELISA for HBV markers (HBsAg, HBeAg, anti-HBe, anti-HBc and anti-HBs). RESULTS HBsAg and HBeAg were detected in 4.3% and 0.1% of the pregnant women, respectively. The overall(More)
The prevalence of antibodies against mumps in 333 students at Jordan University was assessed using the ELISA technique. Most of the students (93.7%) were seropositive for mumps. About 50% of unvaccinated students and students vaccinated using the optional single-dose MMR vaccine had mumps. The incidence rate of mumps in different age groups and sexes, the(More)
The interactions of long chain (greater than C7), alkyl compounds with tightly coupled, beef heart submitochondrial particles (SMP) have been investigated with respect to their effects upon respiratory chain-linked electron transfer and energy coupling capacity. Long chain alkyl alcohols, amines, free fatty acids, and methyl esters exhibit a general(More)
The immunity of adults and the prevalence of measles was determined in order to evaluate the adequacy of current measles vaccination policy in Jordan. A total of 307 sera, collected from adults aged 18--40 years, were tested for anti-measles antibodies by ELISA technique. The overall prevalence of anti-measles antibodies was 94.8% and there was no(More)
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