Markers for transfusion-associated hepatitis in north Indian blood donors: prevalence and trends.

@article{Singh2004MarkersFT,
  title={Markers for transfusion-associated hepatitis in north Indian blood donors: prevalence and trends.},
  author={Bharat Singh and Monika Verma and Karttikaye Verma},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={49-51}
}
Transfusion-associated hepatitis is a great problem in developing countries including India due to endemic hepatitis infections and a lack of voluntary donors, trained personnel, and funds. The prevalence of post-transfusion hepatitis B and C in India is about 1-5% and 1%, respectively. A total of 128,589 blood donors were screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and 76,089 donors were screened for anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) from 1997 - 2002. Data were tabulated annually. Out of the… CONTINUE READING

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