Hepatitis B immunization programme: lessons learnt in Greece.

@article{Papaevangelou1998HepatitisBI,
  title={Hepatitis B immunization programme: lessons learnt in Greece.},
  author={George Papaevangelou},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 Suppl},
  pages={
          S45-7
        }
}
Historically, Greece has had the highest burden of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the European Union (EU). Heterosexual contact is the primary means of HBV transmission in Greece, accounting for approximately 30% of acute cases in adult males and 50% of acute cases in women of reproductive age [Kattamis C, Papevangelou G. Workshop Group: Greece. Vaccine 1995;13:S97-S98.]. In 1982, Greece implemented a hepatitis B prevention programme aimed at high-risk groups; unfortunately, this approach… CONTINUE READING
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