Incidence and risk factors for acute hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: implications for vaccination programs.

@article{Goldstein2002IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors for acute hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: implications for vaccination programs.},
  author={Susan T Goldstein and Miriam J. Alter and Ian T. Williams and Linda A. Moyer and Franklyn N. Judson and Karen Mottram and Michael E Fleenor and Patricia L Ryder and H. S. Margolis},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={185 6},
  pages={713-9}
}
From 1982-1998, enhanced sentinel surveillance for acute hepatitis B was conducted in 4 counties in the United States to determine trends in disease incidence and risk factors for infection. During this period, the reported incidence of acute hepatitis B declined by 76.1% from 13.8 cases per 100,000 in 1987 to 3.3 cases per 100,000 in 1998. Cases associated with injection drug use (IDU) decreased by 90.6%, men who have sex with men (MSM) by 63.5%, and heterosexual activity by 50.7%. During 1994… CONTINUE READING

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