Colin P. Maher

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Disease prevention models have shown individuals are more likely to engage in precautionary behavior if they have confidence in their ability to identify disease symptoms and understand health risks. In immigrant populations, communicating the risks poses greater challenges since linguistic and cultural barriers may impede acceptance of the new behavior.(More)
Four hundred and eighty-two unvaccinated children from three different age groups (12-18 months, 30-42 months, 54-115 months) in a hepatitis B virus (HBV) endemic area were tested for markers of HBV infection. HBV seromarkers were detected in 52.3% of children and 26.9% were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive. Evidence of infection was related to(More)
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