Tip 175: hepatitis B 2

Infants born to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected mothers are at high risk of acquiring HBV infection.

Without intervention, the risk of transmission from a hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) positive mother is 70%-90% compared with the risk of about 10% from an HBeAg negative mother.

External link: Public Health England (2008). Infants born to hepatitis B infected mothers: immunisation policy. Applies to England and Wales. Public Health England, Department of Health, Crown Copyright.

Previously published: 09/10/14

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