Exposure to hepatitis B and C and to HTLV-1 and 2 among Israeli drug abusers in Jerusalem.

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      Presents a study on the incidence of exposure to hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses and to that of HTLV 1 and 2 in a group of illicit drug users in a rehabilitation center in Jerusalem. Vertical transmission of HBV as source of exposure; HTLV-1 rates; Absence of serologic evidence for HTLV-2; Indication of high prevalence of HCV infection among Israeli drug abusers.