Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 7th, 2003
"Furnas dos Dionisios is an Afro-Brazilian black community whose descendants were mainly fugitive slaves that established themselves in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul (US), Brazil. The population is comprised mainly of low socioeconomic individuals who are engaged in agricultural activities. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis B (HB) and its correlation with epidemiological data obtained from the community," researchers in Brazil reported.
"The studied population totaled 260 individuals with ages varying from 1 to 79 years (median...
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