Global Program Dramatically Cuts Childhood Hepatitis B Cases By 80% Worldwide–With Less Than 1% to Go

Global Program Dramatically Cuts Childhood Hepatitis B Cases By 80% Worldwide–With Less Than 1% to Go

Due to a highly effective global vaccine program, the proportion of children under five who are chronically infected with Hepatitis B has plummeted significantly—to just under 1%.  This is down from around 5% in the pre-vaccine era (the period between the 1980s and the early 2000s), according to new estimates from the World Health Organization […]

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