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Journal:   GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY FROM BED TO BENCH   2016 , Volume 9 , Number 2; Page(s) 100 To 104.
 
Paper: 

SEROPREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS A VIRUS AMONG IRANIAN SOLDIERS

 
 
Author(s):  IZADI MORTEZA, ALIAKBAR ESFAHANI ALI*, HASSANNIA HADI, JONAIDI JAFARI NEMATOLLAH, RAHMATI NAJARKOLAEI FATEMEH, REZAEE ZAVAREH MOHAMMAD SAEID
 
* HEALTH MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTER, BAQIYATALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Aim: This study aims to investigate the seroprevalence of HAV immunity among Iranian soldiers and determine whether vaccination should be given to military draftees.
Background: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is highly contagious in individuals living in crowded conditions such as military centers. To the best of our knowledge, there are limited data about HAV prevalence among Iranian soldiers.
Patients and methods: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 1554 soldiers were recruited through a random clustering sampling. Serum anti-HAV antibody was measured by Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS.
Results: A total of 1554 male soldiers with age ranged from 18 to 34 years (mean age: 21.2
±1.9 years) at baseline were evaluated. Overall, 80.3% of the analyzed specimens were anti-HAV seropositive. Seroprevalence rates significantly increased with the age.
Conclusion: Our results suggest that vaccination for HAV is not necessary for Iranian military draftees. However, the vaccination is recommended for high-risk groups, including anti-HAV seronegative soldiers.

 
Keyword(s): HEPATITIS A VIRUS, PREVALENCE, SEROEPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY, MILITARY PERSONNEL
 
 
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IZADI, M., & ALIAKBAR ESFAHANI, A., & HASSANNIA, H., & JONAIDI JAFARI, N., & RAHMATI NAJARKOLAEI, F., & REZAEE ZAVAREH, M. (2016). SEROPREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS A VIRUS AMONG IRANIAN SOLDIERS. GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY FROM BED TO BENCH, 9(2), 100-104. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510361



Vancouver: Copy

IZADI MORTEZA, ALIAKBAR ESFAHANI ALI, HASSANNIA HADI, JONAIDI JAFARI NEMATOLLAH, RAHMATI NAJARKOLAEI FATEMEH, REZAEE ZAVAREH MOHAMMAD SAEID. SEROPREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS A VIRUS AMONG IRANIAN SOLDIERS. GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY FROM BED TO BENCH. 2016 [cited 2021August04];9(2):100-104. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510361



IEEE: Copy

IZADI, M., ALIAKBAR ESFAHANI, A., HASSANNIA, H., JONAIDI JAFARI, N., RAHMATI NAJARKOLAEI, F., REZAEE ZAVAREH, M., 2016. SEROPREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS A VIRUS AMONG IRANIAN SOLDIERS. GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY FROM BED TO BENCH, [online] 9(2), pp.100-104. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510361.



 
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