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New Study Suggests Hepatitis B Vaccine Program Effective In Preventing Chronic Infection Among Children In Bangladesh

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Hepatitis B vaccines for children found effective in Bangladesh
“A new study suggests that the hepatitis B vaccine program in Bangladesh is highly effective in preventing chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among children. … On this World Hepatitis Day, the findings provide evidence that Bangladesh has achieved the Southeast Asia regional hepatitis B control target of [less than or equal to one percent] prevalence of chronic HBV infection among children aged five years by 2020. The findings also add momentum to the WHO’s aim of eliminating hepatitis B by 2030…” (7/31).

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