To estimate the prevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) in Albania and its correlation with HBV and HCV, we tested 196 serum samples collected from apparently healthy adults (i.e., 154 women and 42 men). We found 20% anti-HHV-8 antibodies, about 10% HbsAg-positive, and 67% anti-HBc antibodies; anti-HCV antibody prevalence was 3%. It remains to be determined whether HHV-8 infection and HCV infection have common modes of transmission.

Schinaia, N., Kodra, Y., Sarmati, L., Andreoni, M., Bino, S., Qyra, S., et al. (2004). Prevalence of HHV-8 infection in Albanian adults and association with HBV and HCV. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 19(5), 467-469 [10.1023/B:EJEP.0000027358.38997.66].

Prevalence of HHV-8 infection in Albanian adults and association with HBV and HCV

SARMATI, LOREDANA;ANDREONI, MASSIMO;
2004

Abstract

To estimate the prevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) in Albania and its correlation with HBV and HCV, we tested 196 serum samples collected from apparently healthy adults (i.e., 154 women and 42 men). We found 20% anti-HHV-8 antibodies, about 10% HbsAg-positive, and 67% anti-HBc antibodies; anti-HCV antibody prevalence was 3%. It remains to be determined whether HHV-8 infection and HCV infection have common modes of transmission.
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Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
eng
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Albania; Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; HBV; HCV; Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8); Immunofluorescence assays
Schinaia, N., Kodra, Y., Sarmati, L., Andreoni, M., Bino, S., Qyra, S., et al. (2004). Prevalence of HHV-8 infection in Albanian adults and association with HBV and HCV. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 19(5), 467-469 [10.1023/B:EJEP.0000027358.38997.66].
Schinaia, N; Kodra, Y; Sarmati, L; Andreoni, M; Bino, S; Qyra, S; Rezza, G
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