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Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and C Virus Infections and Liver Cancer in Vietnam

Son Huy Do

Citation Information : Huy Do S. Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and C Virus Infections and Liver Cancer in Vietnam. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2015; 5 (1):49-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1130

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2015


Abstract

Vietnam has been a highly endemic country of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections with high hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) rate (8.8-19.0%) and high anti-HCV rate (1.0-3.3%) among general population. High mortality rates of liver cancer were also estimated from 14.8 to 23.7 per 100,000. Recently, the coverage of universal HB vaccination for infants has not been high as expected while there have been no other national programs against HBV and HCV infections yet. The burden of HBV and HCV-related diseases is predicted to remain a significant health problem in next decade.


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