A community based longitudinal study of viral hepatitis B in a rural community.


Community based longitudinal epidemiological study of hepatitis B virus (HBV) was done in Maragua between June 1986 and November 1987. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carrier rate in the community was 3%. The high risk groups of HBV infection in the community were members of HBV carrier families and babies born to highly infectious mothers. Horizontal… (More)


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