oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Hepatitis B vaccination in Africa : mission accomplished?
|Article Title||Hepatitis B vaccination in Africa : mission accomplished?|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Author||Guido Francois, Carine Dochez, M. Jeffrey Mphahlele, Rosemary Burnett, Guido Van Hal and Andre Meheus|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||24 - 28|
Hepatitis B more than ever holds a prominent position among the most notorious infectious diseases on a global scale and remains an actual threat to the world population. However, not all countries or continents are equally affected. Sub-Saharan Africa for example is a high-endemic region, with carrier rates of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) 8% among certain population groups, representing a significant burden to the health and development of a number of societies.
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