Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection (3)
Did You Know?
HBV is transmitted primarily through blood, and to a lesser extent by other body fluids from an infected person
The incubation period of the hepatitis B virus is 75 days on average, but can vary from 30 to 180 days
We have been providing vaccines to protect against hepatitis B for more than thirty years in more than 120 countries.
- WHO. Hepatitis B fact sheet. WHO media centre. Reviewed July 2017. Accessed February 2018. Retrieved from: https://www.who.int/fr/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hepatitis-b
- CDC. Hepatitis B; Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. The Pink Book 13th ed. CDC; 2015. p. 158.
- Schweitzer A, Horn J, Mikolajczyk R, Krause G, Ott J. Estimations of worldwide prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection: a systematic review of data published between 1965 and 2013. The Lancet. 2015 Jul 28; 386(10003):1546–1555.
- The Pink Book 13th ed. CDC. Hepatitis B. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. April 2015; p. 149-173. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/hepb.html