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Prevalence of anti-HCV in two Tanzanian villages

  • I. Ilardi
  • G. Errera
  • G. M. De Sanctis
  • I. G. Barbacini
  • A. Madera
  • F. Leone
  • A. Nderingo
  • A. Antognoli
  • L. V. Chircu
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

The presence of anti-HCV antibodies was investigated in sera from a total of 123 inhabitants of two Tanzanian villages. In one of the villages, 72.2% of the sera and in the other village, 82.6% of the sera were found to be anti-HCV positive. These values are dramatically higher than other reported prevalences, whereby cross-reactivity between HCV and Flaviviruses as well as possible transmission by arthropod vectors cannot be ruled out.

Keywords

Liver Disease Adult Female Chronic Liver Disease Viral Hepatitis Tropical Region 
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References

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    Esteban R (1990) Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection. International symposium on viral hepatitis and liver disease. Houston, Texas, April 4–8th 1990Google Scholar
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    Wong DC et al (1990) The non specificity of Anti-HCV in a South Pacific Melanesian population. Houston, Texas, April 4–8th 1990Google Scholar
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    Coursaget P et al (1990) HCV Infection in liver diseases in tropical africa (Senegal) Houston, Texas, April 4–8th 1990Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Ilardi
    • 1
  • G. Errera
    • 1
  • G. M. De Sanctis
    • 1
  • I. G. Barbacini
    • 1
  • A. Madera
    • 1
  • F. Leone
    • 1
  • A. Nderingo
    • 2
  • A. Antognoli
    • 1
  • L. V. Chircu
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Malattie InfettiveUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly
  2. 2.St. Joseph Medical ServiceMagu, MuanzaTanzania

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