Tip 113: hepatitis B

Prevalance rates of hepatitis B in antenatal women in the UK is 0.05% in rural areas but up to 1% in inner city areas. It is higher in women born in high endemicity countries – many of whom will have acquired the infection at birth.

Reference: Immunisation against infectious diseases (The Green Book) Department of Health, March 2014

Previously published: 22/05/14, 13/03/15

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