Hcv Infection through Perforating and Cutting Material among Candidates for Blood Donation in Belém, Brazilian Amazon

@inproceedings{Valois2014HcvIT,
  title={Hcv Infection through Perforating and Cutting Material among Candidates for Blood Donation in Bel{\'e}m, Brazilian Amazon},
  author={Rubenilson Caldas Valois and Luciana Maria Cunha Maradei-Pereira and Jos{\'e} {\^A}ngelo Barletta Crescente and Aldemir Branco de Oliveira-Filho and Jos{\'e} Alexandre Rodrigues de Lemos},
  booktitle={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2014}
}
This study evaluated epidemiological factors for HCV infection associated with sharing perforating and cutting instruments among candidates for blood donation (CBD) in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazilian Amazon. Two definitions of HCV infection cases were used: anti-HCV positivity shown by EIA, and HCV-RNA detection by PCR. Infected and uninfected CBD completed a questionnaire about possible risk factors associated with sharing perforating and cutting instruments. The information was evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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