Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 21st, 1996
Surveillance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that hepatitis B incidence remained stable from 1982 to 1987 (at 13 cases per 100,000 people) and then decreased by 40 percent from 1987 to 1993 (to 4.6 cases/100,000).
But according to CDC researcher Susan Goldstein, hepatitis B incidence increased by 37 percent from 1993 to 1995 to 6.3 cases/100,000.
Goldstein presented the CDC findings during the American Society for Microbiology's 36th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents...
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