Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 15th, 2003
Local leaders warned that both the Candoshis and the Sharpas, located in the High Amazon, Department of Loreto, could face extinction within 10-12 years if preventive action, especially among children, is not taken to staunch an outbreak of hepatitis B. The population of both groups in this region totals only about 3000.
UNICEF said the situation is dramatic, with 145 cases of hepatitis B reported among...
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