Published in Vaccine Weekly, January 21st, 2004
However, infections are still on the rise among adults, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Since 1999, hepatitis B cases have risen by 5% among men ages 20-39 and by 20% and 31%, respectively, for men and women 40 or older.
The CDC said the overall number of cases dropped 67% between 1990 to 2002, with the greatest decrease - 89% - in the newborn-to-19-year-old age group.
"There have been overall...
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