Prevalence Of Hepatitis B Infection in Personnel and Patients Screened At Combined Military Hospital, Lahore
Keywords:HBV, ELISA, Prevalence
Objective: This research was conducted to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B infection in personnel and patients screened at CMH, Lahore.
Study design: Descriptive study. Place and duration of the study: From August 2015 to January 2016 at Combined Military Hospital, Lahore.
Methodology: The serum samples of the patients received at Combined Military Hospital, Lahore were analyzed. The patients of all ages, sex, ranks, blood donors, new recruits and troops going on UN missions were included in the study. The samples were analyzed by ELISA (Linear Chemicals Company, Barcelona Spain).
Results: A total of 15,606 serum samples were analyzed on ELISA. Five hundred and thirty one patients were diagnosed positive of HBV. The amount of positive patients fluctuates every month. The prevalence of positive patients in the month of August 2015, 2980/93 (3.1%), September 2015, 2788/107 (3.8%), October 2015, 2814/91 (3.2%), November 2015, 2665/80 (3.0%), December 2015, 2320/ 82 (3.5%) and in January, 2016 2039/78 (3.8%). Total prevalence percentage is 3.4%.
Conclusion: Due to proper awareness campaigns, advertisements and infection control programs, the prevalence of HBV at CMH, Lahore is quite low, and could further be reduced.
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