Corpus ID: 20321886

Prevalence of hepatitis virus and some arbovirus infections in Kavango, northern SWA/Namibia.

@article{Joubert1985PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis virus and some arbovirus infections in Kavango, northern SWA/Namibia.},
  author={J. Joubert and O. Prozesky and J. Lourens and A. V. van Straten and J. Theron and C. Swanevelder and G. Meenehan and C. A. van der Merwe},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1985},
  volume={67 13},
  pages={
          500-2
        }
}
A survey of the frequency of hepatitis B markers in 258 subjects from Kavango, northern South West Africa/Namibia, was undertaken during February - May 1983. The hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B e antigen carrier rates were 13,6% and 2,7% respectively. Only 1,9% of the subjects were negative for all the markers tested, indicating that infection had been present at some stage in 98,1% of the sample. No known transmission method of the virus seems to fit this high exposure rate. The… Expand
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