Title
Hepatitis B vaccination in Africa: mission accomplished? Hepatitis B vaccination in Africa: mission accomplished?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Johannesburg ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
The Southern African journal of epidemiology and infection. - Johannesburg
Volume/pages
23(2008) :1 , p. 24-28
ISSN
1015-8782
vabb
c:vabb:152148
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
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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