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Hepatitis B Persists In Senegal Due To Untimely Vaccinations, Treatment Costs, Lack Of Screening

IRIN: Hepatitis B — a silent emergency in Senegal
“More than two million people in Senegal, or some 15 percent of the population, including 350,000 chronic carriers, have hepatitis B as a result of untimely vaccinations, prohibitive treatment costs, and lack of universal screening to curb transmissions…” (5/8).

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