Prevalence of hepatitis B among pregnant women assisted at the public maternity hospitals of São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil

INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is an important worldwide public health problem. In Brazil, the Ministry of Health estimates that 15% of the population has had contact with HBV, and that the mean rate of chronic carriers in Northeastern Brazil is around 0.5%. OBJECTIVE: The aim of th...

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Main Authors: Marinilde Teles Souza, Tainá Lima Reis de Pinho, Max Diego Cruz Santos, Alexsandro dos Santos, Vera Lúcia Monteiro, Lena Maria Barros Fonsêca, Pedro Antônio Muniz Ferreira, Adalgisa de Souza Paiva Ferreira
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Published: Elsevier
Series:Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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