Epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in male blood donors in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

@article{Abdelaal1998EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in male blood donors in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Mohamed A. Abdelaal and Tarif H. Zawawi and Enaam Al Sobhi and O M Jeje and Christopher Gilpin and Abdulrahim Kinsara and Abimbola Osoba and Gbolahan A. Oni},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  year={1998},
  volume={167 2},
  pages={94-6}
}
To our knowledge, only a few epidemiological reports on the prevalence of hepatitis E antibodies in Saudi blood donors have been published. Men of several nationalities, donating blood at King Khalid National Guard Hospital (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) were selected (n = 593) for this study examining the seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in the local male donor population and testing the relationship of the antibody to HEV (anti-HEV) to donor characteristics using Odds Ratio (OR) and Chi… CONTINUE READING

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