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Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2018) Hepatitis B in Ireland, 2017. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

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The number of notifications of hepatitis B increased by 9% in 2017 compared to 2016 (n=487). The vast majority of hepatitis B cases notified in Ireland are chronically infected, most of whom have migrated to Ireland from hepatitis B endemic countries. There were 31 acute cases (recent infections) notified in 2017. Most acute cases of hepatitis B in Ireland are sexually acquired.

Date:2018
Pages:9 p.
Publisher:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Corporate Creators:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis B
T Demographic characteristics > Homosexual, gay, bisexual or lesbian, LGBTI
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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