Hepatitis B infection in rural Vietnam and the implications for a national program of infant immunization.

@article{Hipgrave2003HepatitisBI,
  title={Hepatitis B infection in rural Vietnam and the implications for a national program of infant immunization.},
  author={David B Hipgrave and Thu Van Nguyen and Minh Huong Vu and Thuy Long Hoang and Tuan Do and Nam Trung Tran and Damien Jolley and James E. Maynard and Beverley-Ann Biggs},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          288-94
        }
}
To ascertain hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection rates for Vietnam, we surveyed HBV markers in two districts of Thanh Hoa province. We randomly selected 536 infants (9- < or = 18 months old), 228 children (4 to < or = 6 years old), 219 adolescents (14 to < or = 16 years old), and 596 adults (25 to < or = 40 years old). On questioning, none of those surveyed had received vaccine against HBV. Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) and total HBV core antibody (anti-HBc) were measured in all… CONTINUE READING

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