Hepatitis D outbreak among children in a hepatitis B hyper-endemic settlement in Greenland.

@article{Brresen2010HepatitisDO,
  title={Hepatitis D outbreak among children in a hepatitis B hyper-endemic settlement in Greenland.},
  author={Malene Landbo B\orresen and Ove Rosing Olsen and Karin Ladefoged and Brian J. McMahon and Thomas Hjuler and Inge Panum and J{\'u}lia Simonetti and Christopher Jones and Henrik B Krarup and Aage Koch},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={162-70}
}
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is endemic in Greenland with 5-10% of the population being HBsAg-positive (chronic carriers). Surprisingly, despite of the high prevalence of HBV infection, acute and chronic hepatitis B, liver cirrhosis and primary hepatocellular carcinoma appear much less frequently than expected. The reasons for the low frequencies are unknown, but as a consequence implementation of a childhood HBV vaccination programme, though debated for years, has never been instituted… CONTINUE READING
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