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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 1)
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Frequency Distribution of Hepatitis in Three Districts of Hazara Division

Arifa Afzal Khan, Habib Ahmad, Sajid-Ul Ghafoor, Khaist Begum, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan
Corresponding Author:  Imtiaz Ahmed Khan 

Key words:  Control measures, frequency distribution, Hazara division, Hepatitis, human diseases, medical science, Pakistan, prevalence rate, viral infection
Vol. 2 , (1): Page No: 37-39
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 December, 24 2009 December, 31 2010 January, 20
Abstract:

Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) is a serious disease of present time. According to an estimate, Pakistan is currently home to around 10 to 12 million patients suffering from hepatitis. Present research was undertaken to study frequency distribution of hepatitis in three districts of Hazara division viz; Mansehra, Abbotabad and Haripur. A total of 700 individuals were surveyed. Among the surveyed peoples, 19.9 % female and 53.9 % male individuals were found infected with hepatitis virus. Among the hepatitis patients, 2.7, 6.4 and 21 % were diagnosed with hepatitis A, B and C virus, respectively. In 45.2 and 29.5 % male and female hepatitis patients, respectively, the disease also infected their children. Giving due consideration to the present findings it is important that public should be given awareness about hepatitis and preventing the disease by adopting simple measures including regular hand washing, washing fruits and vegetables before eating them and getting vaccine against hepatitis.
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Arifa Afzal Khan, Habib Ahmad, Sajid-Ul Ghafoor, Khaist Begum, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, 2010. Frequency Distribution of Hepatitis in Three Districts of Hazara Division.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(1): Page No: 37-39.
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