Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 403--5

HCV activity in an isolated community in north east India.


A C Phukan, S K Sharma, H K Das, J Mahanta 
 Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region, (ICMR), Dibrugarh

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A C Phukan
Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region, (ICMR), Dibrugarh

Prevalence of anti-HCV among the people at risk and general population were reported across the globe. We investigated HCV activity among the members of "Lisu" community settled in a remote and isolated area of Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh during 1999-2000. The families were scattered with 380 households. Blood samples were collected from 76 (35 males and 45 females) apparently healthy individuals from randomly selected 10% families. Sera were processed for detection for antibody to HCV by using 3rd generation ELISA kit. All the persons were within the age of 18-98 years and 75% of them were uneducated and 92% were cultivators. The prevalence of anti-HCV was found to be very high (7.89%). Since the HCV activity is high in an isolated community, transmission dynamics study will be interesting for this epidemiologically important viral disease.


How to cite this article:
Phukan A, Sharma S, Das H, Mahanta J. HCV activity in an isolated community in north east India. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2001;44:403-5


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Phukan A, Sharma S, Das H, Mahanta J. HCV activity in an isolated community in north east India. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];44:403-5
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