Virological and epidemiological features of hepatitis delta infection among blood donors in Nouakchott, Mauritania
Journal of Clinical Virology, 06/29/2012
Mansour W et al. – HDV is highly endemic in Mauritanian blood donors indicating that a high number of them will develop chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. Associated risk factors support nosocomial transmission of HDV. These data underline the need to reinforce HBV vaccination in newborns and in blood donors without HBV markers, together with screening for HDV in HBV–infected individuals.