Seroprevalence of major blood-borne infections among blood donors at Felege Hiwot referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia

Authors

  • Azene Dessie
  • Bayeh Abera
  • Fisseha Wale

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of major transfusion-transmissible infections among blood donors at Felege Hiwot referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia. The overall seroprevalence of major bloodborne pathogens among blood donors was 43.2%, of which HBsAg, anti-HCV IgG, HIV seropositivity and syphilis accounted for 25%, 13.3%, 11.7% and 1.2% respectively. Crude seroprevalence of major blood born pathogens was significantly higher in commercial blood donors (56.6%) compared to voluntary (17.6%) and replacement blood donors (53.6%) (p=0.0001). [Ethiop.J.Health Dev. 2007;21(1):68-69]

Published

2016-12-06

How to Cite

Azene Dessie, Bayeh Abera, & Fisseha Wale. (2016). Seroprevalence of major blood-borne infections among blood donors at Felege Hiwot referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 21(1). Retrieved from https://ejhd.org/index.php/ejhd/article/view/3478

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Section

Brief Communication/Case Study