Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus infection among male prison inmates in Maryland
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To identify incidence of antibody to hepatitis C virus among 265 male prison inmates, we assayed paired serum specimens obtained at intake in 1985–1986 with follow-up specimens in 1987. Intake prevalence was 38 percent. Seroincidence was 1.1/100 person years in prison. This finding might reflect saturation of high-risk subgroups or possibly reduced frequency of exposures following incarceration.
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- Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus infection among male prison inmates in Maryland
European Journal of Epidemiology
Volume 9, Issue 5 , pp 566-569
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- 1. Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Room 894, 624 N. Broadway, 21205, Baltimore, Maryland
- 2. Division of Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
- 3. Laboratory of Immunoregulation, The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, Maryland