Hepatitis B virus may affect 1 in 20 of the earth's population.1 Transmission is through blood, sexual intercourse, and unsterile inoculation injury; vertical transmission occurs in utero and post partum. The consequences of infection are potentially fatal and include chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and primary hepatocellular carcinoma.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||British Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jul 1995|