Distribution of hepatitis B infection in Brazil: the epidemiological situation at the beginning of the 21 st century.

  title={Distribution of hepatitis B infection in Brazil: the epidemiological situation at the beginning of the 21 st century.},
  author={Francisco Jos{\'e} Dutra Souto},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  volume={49 1},
Brazil was formerly considered a country with intermediate hepatitis B endemicity, with large heterogeneity between Brazilian regions and areas of high prevalence, especially in the Amazon basin. Systematic vaccination of children was initiated in 1998. Between 2004 and 2009, a large population-based study reported decreased prevalence in all regions of Brazil. This review analyzed the current hepatitis B epidemiological situation in Brazil through a systematic search of the scientific… CONTINUE READING


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