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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