HBV control relies on continued vaccination, screening

HBV control relies on continued vaccination, screening

The CDC announced achievement in controlling the hepatitis B virus and detailed the next steps for continued progress among underperforming countries’ immunization programs impacted by COVID-19 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.“In 2019, an estimated 14 million persons in the WHO European Region (EUR) were chronically infected with HBV and approximately 43,000 of these persons died from complications of chronic HBV infection,” Nino Khetsuriani, MD, PhD, global immunization division in the center for global health at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “In 2016, theRead More

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