Sex- and age-specific carriers of hepatitis B and C viruses in Japan estimated by the prevalence in the 3,485,648 first-time blood donors during 1995-2000.

@article{Tanaka2004SexAA,
  title={Sex- and age-specific carriers of hepatitis B and C viruses in Japan estimated by the prevalence in the 3,485,648 first-time blood donors during 1995-2000.},
  author={Junko Tanaka and Junko Kumagai and Keiko Katayama and Yutaka Komiya and Masaaki Mizui and Retsuji Yamanaka and Kou Suzuki and Yuzo Miyakawa and H. Yoshizawa},
  journal={Intervirology},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={32-40}
}
OBJECTIVE Carriers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Japan were estimated on a national basis. METHODS Sera from the first-time blood donors aged 16-64 years in eight jurisdictions of the Japanese Red Cross Blood Center during 1995-2000 were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibody to HCV (anti-HCV). Viremia with HCV was estimated to be present in 70% of donors with anti-HCV. RESULTS HBsAg was detected in 22,018 of 3,485,648 (0.63%) blood donors… CONTINUE READING
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