Prevalence of Hepatitis B virus infection among illegal immigrants� prisoners in Khartoum, Sudan
Background: Hepatitis B virus infection is a global public health problem affecting about 350 million people. Chronic infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) are well-recognized risk factors for cirrhosis and liver cancer, one million people a year die from chronic active hepatitis, cirrhosis or primary liver cancer. Illegal immigrants are at high risk of having HBV and sexually transmitted infections. The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis B infection among illegal immigrants in selected prisons in Khartoum, Sudan and to determine their practice towards the infection.Methods: The current study was descriptive conducted among illegal immigrant at prisons in Khartoum, Sudan. Total enumeration method was applied, and 273 respondents completed the questionnaire used to collect data after obtaining an ethical approval and informed consent.Results: Most of the sample (82.1%) were males, (63.4%) age groups was (10-24) years, no work (45%) and most were from Eritrea (68.1%). The prevalence of hepatitis B infection was (6.7%).Conclusion: The prevalence of Hepatitis B infection among illegal immigrants prisoners in Khartoum, Sudan is the same as the prevalence rate in the general population.
Keywords :Prevalence Hepatitis B virus illegal immigrants prisoners
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PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION AMONG ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS� PRISONERS IN KHARTOUM, SUDAN, Adil Abu Elmaly Alsiddig, Mohammed Omer Mohammed Ali, Amna Omer Ahmed Mergani, Elsadig Yousif Mohamed, Sawsan Mustafa Abdalla, Omer Mohammed Mohammed Taha, Wala Ali Mohamed Musa, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-3 | Issue-6 | November-2019
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