The status of hepatitis B control in the African region

  title={The status of hepatitis B control in the African region},
  author={Lucy Breakwell and Carol Tevi-Benissan and Lana Childs and Richard Mihigo and Rania A. Tohme},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
The World Health Organization (WHO) African Region has approximately 100 million people with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. This review describes the status of hepatitis B control in the Region. We present hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) coverage data and from available data in the published literature, the impact of HepB vaccination on hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) prevalence, a marker of chronic infection, among children, HBsAg prevalence in pregnant women, and risk of perinatal… CONTINUE READING
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