Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 31st, 2003
The therapy should be administered during the last month of an infected woman's pregnancy, according to M. van Zonneveld and colleagues, who work at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam.
"Vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) can occur occasionally despite vaccination of the child. This vaccination breakthrough has been associated with high maternal viremia," noted van Zonneveld and coauthors.
However, new data from a study examining such breakthroughs among...
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