Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C among Normal population in Benghazi
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is transmitted between people through contact with the blood or other body fluids, note that it is very unlikely it can be contracted through kissing or sharing cutlery. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread through direct contact with infected blood. very rarely it may be passed on through other body fluids although this is currently unclear most common routes of transmission for hepatitis B or C viruses are the following ,blood transfusions and blood products using unscreened blood (in most developed countries blood has been screened since about 1990 medical or dental interventions without adequate sterilization of equipment mother to infant during childbirth very common in hepatitis B; less common in hepatitis C needle stick injury in healthcare settings sharing equipment for injecting drugs sharing straws, for snorting drugs sharing razors, tooth brushes or other household articles tattooing and body piercing if done using unsterilized equipment in the case of hepatitis B, infection can also occur through having unprotected sex with an infected person
this report is in order to evaluate the prevalence of viral hepatitis in Benghazi , the data are collected from various laboratory centers including ''Al-saleem lab, BMC Aljala, Alrazi labratory , the prevalence of this viral in last 6 months number of samples was about 1000 patients will now, Acute hepatitis B: it is not usually necessary to treat a new hepatitis B infection in the first six months. with or without treatment. In this early stage of disease, there is chances to a cure., Chronic (longlasting) hepatitis B . Some people need treatment, while others should wait. Treatment does not usually cure you of hepatitis B,. This can stop the liver from being damaged.