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Chronic hepatitis B surveillance in Victoria, 1998-2008: instituting a 21st century approach to an old disease

Williams, Stephanie; Vally, Hassan; Fielding, James E; Cowie, Benjamin


Objective: To describe the epidemiology and assess the quality of the Victorian chronic hepatitis B (CHB) surveillance data in light of revised recommendations for the management of people with CHB infection published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Methods: Records of confirmed non-acute hepatitis B cases notified from 1998-2008 were extracted from the Victorian Notifiable Infectious Diseases Surveillance database. Age-standardised notification rates were calculated using population...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00611.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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