Analysis of a pregnancy-screening and neonatal-immunization program for hepatitis B in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1977-1988.

@article{Chernesky1991AnalysisOA,
  title={Analysis of a pregnancy-screening and neonatal-immunization program for hepatitis B in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1977-1988.},
  author={Max A Chernesky and Morris A. Blajchman and Santina Castriciano and J Basbaum and C Spiak and James B. Mahony},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1991},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={50-4}
}
During the 12 years from January, 1977, to December, 1988, the Hamilton Centre of the Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS) Blood Transfusion Service screened 98,712 pregnant patients for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and identified 120 positives (0.12%). The number of positives ranged from six to 16 per year. We were able to trace and enroll 65 mothers… CONTINUE READING