Global prevalence, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in 2016: a modelling study.

@article{Kamischke2018GlobalPT,
  title={Global prevalence, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in 2016: a modelling study.},
  author={Maureen Kamischke},
  journal={The lancet. Gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2018},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={383-403}
}
BACKGROUND The 69th World Health Assembly approved the Global Health Sector Strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Although no virological cure exists for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, existing therapies to control viral replication and prophylaxis to minimise mother-to-child transmission make elimination of HBV feasible. We aimed to estimate the national, regional, and global prevalence of HBsAg in the general population and in the population aged 5 years in 2016, as well as… CONTINUE READING
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