Hepatitis B virus epidemiology, disease burden, treatment, and current and emerging prevention and control measures

  title={Hepatitis B virus epidemiology, disease burden, treatment, and current and emerging prevention and control measures},
  author={Daniel Lavanchy},
  journal={Journal of Viral Hepatitis},
  • Daniel Lavanchy
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Viral Hepatitis
  • Summary.  Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious global health problem, with 2 billion people infected worldwide, and 350 million suffering from chronic HBV infection. The 10th leading cause of death worldwide, HBV infections result in 500 000 to 1.2 million deaths per year caused by chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma; the last accounts for 320 000 deaths per year [ 1, 2 ]. In Western countries, the disease is relatively rare and acquired primarily in adulthood… CONTINUE READING
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