Prevalence of anti-HCV in two Tanzanian villages
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.
KeywordsLiver Disease Adult Female Chronic Liver Disease Viral Hepatitis Tropical Region
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