Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology (GARJM) ISSN: 2315-5116
August 2017 Vol. 6(5): pp. 033-039
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Full Length Research Paper
Seroprevalence of HBV infection among patients attending Okayama Friendship Rural Hospital, Bhaluka, Mymensingh
Monir Ahmed, Lecturer, Institute of Health Technology, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Accepted 24 August, 2017
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem in around the globe. Even though South Asia and Bangladesh have a moderate prevalence rate of Hepatitis B virus, we are in great risk due to population mobility and the modes of transmission of virus through various ways. Current magnitude of HBV infection at rural areas of Bangladesh is unknown, and could be on the increase due to urbanization and industrialization with a change in lifestyle. During the study period of between 2nd of October and 27th of November, 2015 at the Okayama Friendship Rural Hospital, Bhaluka, Mymensingh a total of 354 patients came for various reasons and out of them only 60 patients were included in the study. Out of these, 04 had positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). The Seroprevalence of HBsAg was thus 6.6% among the patients attending Okayama Friendship Rural Hospital, Bhaluka, Mymensingh. In fine, this study has found that the seroprevalence of HBV infection among patients at Okayama Friendship Rural Hospital, Bhaluka, Mymensingh was 6.6%, which is of moderate intensity, and hence it is suggestive of the need to adopt the WHO recommendations in our set up.
Keywords: Seroprevalence, HBV infection.