The incidence of hepatitis B infection in Australia: an epidemiological review

J M Kaldor, A J Plant, S C Thompson, H Longbottom, J Rowbottom

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Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Australia remains a significant problem despite the availability of an inexpensive vaccine. National information about incidence, prevalence, morbidity and the extent of vaccine coverage is incomplete; improved surveillance would allow for better targeting and evaluation of prevention activities. Our estimates indicate that 75%-90% of cases of vertical transmission of HBV are preventable through vaccination of newborns whose mothers are carriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-326
Number of pages5
JournalThe Medical journal of Australia
Volume165
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 1996

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Kaldor, J. M., Plant, A. J., Thompson, S. C., Longbottom, H., & Rowbottom, J. (1996). The incidence of hepatitis B infection in Australia: an epidemiological review. The Medical journal of Australia, 165(6), 322-326.
Kaldor, J M ; Plant, A J ; Thompson, S C ; Longbottom, H ; Rowbottom, J. / The incidence of hepatitis B infection in Australia : an epidemiological review. In: The Medical journal of Australia. 1996 ; Vol. 165, No. 6. pp. 322-326.
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Kaldor, JM, Plant, AJ, Thompson, SC, Longbottom, H & Rowbottom, J 1996, 'The incidence of hepatitis B infection in Australia: an epidemiological review' The Medical journal of Australia, vol. 165, no. 6, pp. 322-326.

The incidence of hepatitis B infection in Australia : an epidemiological review. / Kaldor, J M; Plant, A J; Thompson, S C; Longbottom, H; Rowbottom, J.

In: The Medical journal of Australia, Vol. 165, No. 6, 16.09.1996, p. 322-326.

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