Diversity of hepatitis B virus infecting Malaysian candidate blood donors is driven by viral and host factors.

@article{Meldal2011DiversityOH,
  title={Diversity of hepatitis B virus infecting Malaysian candidate blood donors is driven by viral and host factors.},
  author={Birgit H M Meldal and Abdul Hamid Bon and Daniele Prati and Yasmin Ayob and J-P Allain},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={91-101}
}
Malaysia is a medium endemic country for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection but little is known about HBV strains circulating in Malaysian blood donors. Viral load, HBsAg concentrations and nested PCR products from 84 HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) positive samples were analysed in detail. Median viral load was 3050 IU/mL and median HBsAg 1150 IU/mL. Fifty-six… CONTINUE READING