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Prevalence of HBsAg Positive among Afghan Sweepers in Tehran, 2009

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Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Javad Hosseini | Reza Ranjbar | Meysam Sarshar | Eivaz Ebrahimi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
ISSN 1680-0192

Volume: 18;
Issue: 61;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Hepatitis | HBsAg | Afghan sweepers | Tehran

ABSTRACT
AbstractBackground and objective: Hepatitis B virus is one of the great public health problems all over the world. Moreover prevalence of Hepatitis B in Iran is near 1.5 million (2.03%) of general population. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis B among Afghan sweepers in 2, 5 and 9 municipal areas of Tehran in 2009.Materials and methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 250 afghan sweeper in 2, 5 and 9 municipal areas of Tehran. Demographic form including age, duration of working and migration, history of sexual contacts, needle stick injury, IV drug abuse, surgery and blood transfusion was completed for all cases. The blood samples were collected and examined for HBsAg by Eliza test at Iran Blood transfusion organization laboratory.Results: From 250 Afghan sweepers enrolled in this study, HBsAg positive was detected in 10 (4%) cases. We found significant relation between the HBsAg positive, needle stick injury, unprotected sexual contact, age and time migration to Iran (P

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