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Sero-Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibodies among Blood Donors in Ikom, Cross River State, Nigeria.


V. Usanga, J. Epoke








The sero-prevalence of hepatitis-C virus (HCV) antibodies was investigated among blood donors in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria, between July and December 2003. A total of 200 blood samples were screened for HCV antibodies using double antigen (Ag Ab Ag) Sandwich Immunoassay. The overall prevalence rate of HCV antibodies was 5%. Female subjects (25%) were more infected than males (4.2%) (P


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