Nigerian medical students are at risk for hepatitis B infection.

  title={Nigerian medical students are at risk for hepatitis B infection.},
  author={Olumuyiwa Omotola Odusanya and François P Meurice and Bernard J Hoet},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={101 5},
Medical students are exposed to blood and body fluids. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection amongst medical students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Nigeria. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire and through blood analysis for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B 'e' antigen (HBeAg) as well as antibodies to the core (anti-HBc), surface (anti-HBs) and 'e' (anti-HBe) antigens. Three… CONTINUE READING
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