Serologic markers for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis A virus in Bushmen in West Caprivi, Namibia.

Steele A.D. ; Bos P. ; Joubert J.J. ; Bafort J.M. ; Lecatsas G. ; Aspinall S. (1995)


A community based sero-epidemiological study was undertaken to determine the age specific prevalence rates of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a band of Bushmen in the West Caprivi, Namibia. All children tested and all but two of the adults tested showed the presence of anti-HAV antibodies. Nineteen individuals (18%) were positive for HBsAg and 65 (61%) individuals had serologic evidence of past exposure to HBV infection.

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