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Blood Transfusion

Although transfusion of human blood can be life saving, it is not without risks. Transfusion-transmitted infections (TTI) can be transmitted through blood transfusions. The TTI problem is directly proportional to the prevalence of infections among blood donors. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), Human immune deficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis are the most important lethal agents in TTIs. The incidence rates of these infections are hard to calculate due to the asymptomatic and the latent nature of these diseases. Blood safety presents a serious challenge in Egypt, having the highest recorded prevalence of HCV antibodies in the world. Prevalence of HCV was reported to be 13.9% among healthy populations. Adults have higher HCV prevalence (15.7%) than children (4.0%). Geographically, HCV prevailed more in the Nile delta (15.8%) than in Upper Egypt (9.02%). Safety of Blood Transfusion: An Egyptian Study- Dalia Omran OMICS Group International is one of the leading Open Access Publishers which is publishing 700+ peer-reviewed journals. Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Heath is one of the best online open access journals which publish original research, review, Short communication, Case study in the field of tropical & sub-tropical diseases. It has world quality editorial board members in order to develop its standards.
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Last date updated on June, 2014

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