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Bacteriol Virusol Parazitol Epidemiol. 1994 Jul-Dec;39(3-4):141-50.

[A prevalence study of serum markers in hepatitis virus infection in the epidemiological anamnesis of the population].

[Article in Romanian]

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Institutul de Sănătate Publică şi Cercetări Medicale, Cluj.

Abstract

Pandemic of the infections with hepatitis viruses is a priority in public health. In Romania, the very high acute and chronic morbidity by viral hepatitis demands the rapid implementation of a feasible preventive program. In the population of 5 districts from Transylvania we conducted a sero-epidemiological survey in order to find the real and specific characteristics of the prevalence of the infections with hepatitis viruses. The study was a cross-sectional study on the anamnestic presence of the infections in the population. The evolution of the cumulative prevalence of infections with HAV (74.3%) and HBV (31.7%) are proving a high endemoepidemicity. For the infections with HCV (4.9%) and HDV (1.7%) we observed an active process of endemicity. The high rate of persistent infections following HBV acute infections (19.1%) suggests a growing-up tendency of chronic hepatic diseases. In actual epidemiologic conditions, the rate of exposure to a potential hepatic viral infections in the population we studied could be 1.68 infections/person, during a period equal to life expectancy at birth.

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