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Hepatitis B vaccination

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The BMA adds its voice to the call for universal childhood immunisation in the uk. Hepatitis B virus is a substantial threat to global health, with 360 million people chronically infected and more than 500 000 deaths each year from fulminant hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. After a call by the World Health Organization for the global introduction of vaccine prevention programmes by 1997, 82% of countries in the world had introduced universal hepatitis B immunisation by 2005, and at lea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)
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Updated Publisher's version

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10.1136/bmj.39315.677396.BE

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
British Medical Journal (BMJ) Journal website
Volume:
335
Issue:
7627
Pages:
950
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
URN:
uuid:59f41916-6802-4d2b-8b4a-67831a15d000
Local pid:
ora:2347
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English
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