GB Virus C / Hepatitis G Virus--Its Role in Human Disease Redefined?(Commentary)

GB Virus C / Hepatitis G Virus–Its Role in Human Disease Redefined?(Commentary)

As a result of the quest for yet unidentified viruses that cause human hepatitis, two novel flaviviruses were identified in the 1990s by two independent groups of researchers. GB virus C (GBV-C) was first identified in the sera from a West African population during an attempt to retrospectively track down the causative agent of an […]

Hepatitis B in India: Systematic Review & Report of the 'IMA Sub-Committee on Immunization' (Correspondence) (Indian Medical Association)

Hepatitis B in India: Systematic Review & Report of the ‘IMA Sub-Committee on Immunization’ (Correspondence) (Indian Medical Association)

Sir, The National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) (2005-2006) Dr Sudipto Roy set up a sub-committee on childhood immunization in India, under the chairmanship of Professor S.K. Mittal with a view to advise policy. This report refers to the subcommittee’s findings on the issue of hepatitis B vaccination in India.

Seroprevalence of Subclinical HEV Infection in Pregnant Women from North India: A Hospital Based Study (Hepatitis E Virus ) (Report)

Seroprevalence of Subclinical HEV Infection in Pregnant Women from North India: A Hospital Based Study (Hepatitis E Virus ) (Report)

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major public health problem in the developing countries. The disease occurs either in the form of large epidemics which are related to contamination of drinking water supplies, or in the form of sporadic cases in the absence of a conspicuous outbreak. IgM antibody to HEV is used as an […]

The Prevalence of Hepatitis B Co-Infection in a South African Urban Government HIV Clinic (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

The Prevalence of Hepatitis B Co-Infection in a South African Urban Government HIV Clinic (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Objective. There are an estimated 350 million hepatitis B carriers worldwide. In South Africa the prevalence of mono-infection with hepatitis B has been estimated to range from 1% in urban areas to approximately 10% in rural areas. The exact prevalence of hepatitis B in the HIV-infected population has not been well established. Hepatitis B screening […]