Published in Anti-Infectives Week, February 20th, 2006
There are around 350 million hepatitis B carriers worldwide. The virus is transmitted by contact with blood or body fluids of an infected person. Mother-to-child transmission around the time of birth is common and accounts for up to half of all carriers.
Chuanfang Lee, of the Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group, Copenhagen Trial Unit, Copenhagen University Hospital, and Department of Pharmacy Practice, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, and colleagues analyzed randomized trials to assess the beneficial and harmful...
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