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Shalaby S.,Sepahan Green Thou Plant Pathology and Medical Entomology Center | Kabbash I.A.,Sepahan Green Thou Plant Pathology and Medical Entomology Center | El Saleet G.,Sepahan Green Thou Plant Pathology and Medical Entomology Center | Mansour N.,Sepahan Green Thou Plant Pathology and Medical Entomology Center | And 3 more authors.
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal | Year: 2010

A study in Egypt determined the prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus infections among barbers (n = 308) and their clients (n = 308) in Gharbia governorate, and assessed knowledge, attitude and practices during hair-cutting and shaving. HBsAg was detected among 4.2% of barbers and 3.9% of clients (more urban than rural). Anti-HC antibodies were detected in 12.3% of barbers and 12.7% of clients. HCV-RNA prevalence was 9.1% among both barbers and clients (more rural than urban). Knowledge was high among the majority of participants and good practices during shaving and hair-cutting were observed for the majority of barbers. Barbers appeared to have no job-related risk of acquiring viral hepatitis. Source

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