Hepatitis B, tropical ulcers, and immunisation strategy in Kiribati.

@article{Tibbs1987HepatitisBT,
  title={Hepatitis B, tropical ulcers, and immunisation strategy in Kiribati.},
  author={Christopher J Tibbs},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={294 6571},
  pages={537-40}
}
The seroepidemiology of hepatitis B was studied in Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands). Six hundred and two (98%) of the population studied showed evidence of current or previous infection. The prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen was 31% (188/615) and of the e antigen was 9% (58/615). Infection was acquired early in life, and the prevalence of both antigens declined with age. The rates of infection were similar in all age groups examined (0-70) including early childhood. Both… CONTINUE READING