Today is World Hepatitis Day. Viral hepatitis is a disease of major public health significance in the United States with over 8,000 deaths in 2013. Most infections were caused by three viruses, hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)
HBV infection among persons aged 6-19 has decreased in recent years. By 2003-2006, over 90% of children had received at least one dose of the recommended three-dose series of hepatitis B vaccine.
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