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dc.contributor.authorHadler, Stephen Ces_ES
dc.contributor.authorFay, Oscar Hes_ES
dc.contributor.authorPinheiro, Francisco de Paulaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMaynard James Ees_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T03:11:38Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T03:11:38Z
dc.date.issueds.d.es_ES
dc.date.issued1987es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/17957
dc.description.abstractViral hepatitis is a major public health problem throughout the Americas. Each of the several types of hepatitis (A, B, delta, non-A non B) causes significant morbidity and mortality in the Region. Hepatitis B (HB) infection, now a vaccine-preventable disease, requires the most urgent attention at this time. HB infection endemicity in the Region varies from low (temperate North and South America) to moderate (Tropical Central and South America), but high HBV endemicity occurs throughout the Amazon Basin, in Hispaniola, and in certain population of several other tropical countries. Factors such as race, socioeconomic status, and urban-rural status as well as lifestyle (homosexuality, prostitution) and occupational (health care) factors increase HB prevalence in segments of populations, and it is likely that the number of persons at high risk of HB infection is currently underestimated. Chronic consequences of HB infection are likely proportional to disease endemicity and, in high endemicity areas, comparable to those in Africa and Southeast Asia. In addition, delta infection causes high mortality due to fulminant and chronic hepatitis throughout the high HBV endemicity areas in northern South America. Hepatitis A is a disease of childhood throughout the Region, and causes significant morbidity in older childrenen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesBoletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana (OSP);103(3),sept. 1987es_ES
dc.subjectHepatitees_ES
dc.subjectHepatite Bes_ES
dc.subjectImunizaçãopt_BR
dc.subjectHepatite Aes_ES
dc.subjectHepatite Bes_ES
dc.subjectGrupos de Riscoes_ES
dc.subjectAmérica Latinaes_ES
dc.titleLa hepatitis en las Américas : informe del grupo colaborador de la OPSes_ES
dc.title.alternativeHepatitis in the Americas: report of the PAHO collaborating groupen_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US


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