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Title: Hepatitis B prevalence in two Maltese sub-populations
Authors: Attard Montalto, E.
Portelli, Alfred V.
Mamo, Julian
Keywords: Hepatitis B -- Malta -- Case studies
Hepatitis B
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1996. Vol. 8(1), p. 25-27
Abstract: Hepatitis B surface antigen was measured by enzyme immunoassay in a random sample of 1258 healthy pregnant women attending the ante-natal clinics of St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta and Gozo General Hospital, Gozo, and 364 intravenous drug users attending the detoxification centre, SLH. Eight of the pregnant women and ten of the drug addicts were positive for the surface antigen, accounting for a prevalence of 6/1000 and 30/1000 for each cohort, respectively. This would be consistent with low/intermediate prevalence rate in accordance with WHO criteria.
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