Hepatitis B seroprevalence in Thailand: 12 years after hepatitis B vaccine integration into the national expanded programme on immunization.

@article{Chongsrisawat2006HepatitisBS,
  title={Hepatitis B seroprevalence in Thailand: 12 years after hepatitis B vaccine integration into the national expanded programme on immunization.},
  author={Voranush Chongsrisawat and Pornsak Yoocharoen and Apiradee Theamboonlers and Piyanit Tharmaphornpilas and Porpit Warinsathien and Supakarn Sinlaparatsamee and Siriraj Paupunwatana and Kasemporn Chaiear and Sawan Khwanjaipanich and Yong Poovorawan},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={
          1496-502
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of the universal hepatitis B (HB) vaccination programme on the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers and immunity to HB virus infection among children <18 years and to determine the HB seroprevalence in the Thai population. METHODS We enrolled people in four provinces, including Chiangrai, Udon Thani, Chonburi and Nakhon Si Thammarat to geographically represent populations in the North, Northeast, Center and South of the country… CONTINUE READING
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