Prevalence of exposure to aflatoxin and hepatitis B and C viruses in Guinea, West Africa

  title={Prevalence of exposure to aflatoxin and hepatitis B and C viruses in Guinea, West Africa},
  author={Mamadou Saliou Telly Diallo and Abdoulaye Sylla and Kassim Sidib{\'e} and Bakary S. Sylla and Cristhian Trepo and Christopher Paul Wild},
  journal={Natural toxins},
  volume={3 1},
The prevalence of exposure to aflatoxin, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV), three important risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma, was examined in Guinea, West Africa. A total of 75 sera were collected from men living in the Kindia region of lower Guinea. The sera were analysed by immunoassay for aflatoxin covalently bound to serum albumin as a marker of aflatoxin exposure. Over 90% of the sera contained detectable adduct levels, the highest level being 385 pg aflatoxin… CONTINUE READING
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