Author : Jasim Hussein, Nawar
journal of kerbala university,
2012, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 116-124
This study was confirmed that HAV,HBV and HCV infections are endemic in Iraq, and are serious problem in Al-Muthanna province, during the period between October 2010 and April 2011,
The study included 83 patients who was diagnosed as viral hepatitis and referred to Central Public Health laboratory, with age range from 1-40 years old of both sexes.
Patients group were found to be 59 anti-HAV seropositve ,16 HBsAg seropositve, and anti-HCV seropositve.
The study showed that the percentage of anti-HAV seropositve was (71%) followed by HBsAg was (19%) and anti-HCV (10%) .The higher infection rates according to the age groups were under 10 years old 83% for hepatitis A, while hepatitis B and C were under age group 21-30 years old 50% and 51% respectively.
The higher infection rates according to the sex was in males in hepatitis A, B and C 61%,75% and 100% respectively. The higher infection rates according to residence was in hepatitis B in the rural regions (81%) while in urban regions in hepatitis A and C were 67% and 62% respectively.