Prevention of Hepatitis B in Travelers to Endemic Areas

  • F. E. André


The latest World Health Organization estimate is that there are about 300 million chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) worldwide [1]. Prevalence varies from between less than 1% in western Europe and North America, to 10%–20% in Asia and 7%–15% in parts of Africa [2–5]. Non-immune travellers to countries in areas with a high incidence of hepatitis B who reside in low-incidence countries are therefore at an increased risk of contracting an infection.


Passive Immunization Homosexual Male Circulate Antibody Level Annual Attack Rate Recommend Vaccination Schedule 
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