Hepatitis is the inflammation of liver tissues due to viral infection. Hepatitis is a serious problem worldwide. It may result in acute and chronic form. It may lead to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is a contagious disease. The most frequent mode of transmission of this infection is oral, fecal and parenteral route. The main purpose of this study is to assess and monitor health status. Blood samples were collected from local hospitals and clinics of District Kohat. The present study revealed that the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is higher in pregnant women in District Kohat. According to present study the prevalence of HBV infection is approximately 6% in District Kohat. Rate of HBV infection is more common in pregnant women who are aged between 25-29 years. This rate of HBV infection declined as the age of women increases. Preventative measure is important to reduce high prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) that’s why the awareness program should be initiated in a society.
Rafiq Hussain, Hira Mansoor, Tehreem Iqbal, Rakhshanda Askar, Ulfat Shaheen, Hameed Ur Rehman. Prevalence of hepatitis b (HBV) infection In pregnant women in district Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):254-257.