International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Seroprevalence of hepatitis e among food handlers in central Khartoum Sudan


Samir U Yusuf, Mohammed I Garbi, Fadia MS Saad

Background and Objectives: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes acute viral hepatitis. Majority of the documented studies on hepatitis E virus have been focused on the incidence of this disease in Khartoum. Limited data are available on HEV infection among food handlers cases in central Khartoum. The present study was undertaken to investigate the contribution of HEV infection in food handlers cases in Khartoum state. rn
Methods: Two hundred workers suspected to have viral hepatitis were screened for HEV anti- IgM by using commercial Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) to detect the virus kit with high sensitivity and specify. rn
Results: The samples that collected were from males and females that worked in restaurants of Khartoum state to detection HEV among food handlers. Hepatitis E virus was found to be the major cause HEV among food handlers (15.5%) in this region was in Khartoum state, from 200 samples. 81samples were females and 119 samples were males, with ages range between 15 to 53 years. rn
Conclusion: It is important to enterically transmitted for HEV among food handlers. There is a need to additional serological tests to identify the etiological agent in the cases of hepatitis.rn
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How to cite this article:
Samir U Yusuf, Mohammed I Garbi, Fadia MS Saad. Seroprevalence of hepatitis e among food handlers in central Khartoum Sudan. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 351-354
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