Fast Five Quiz: Hepatitis B Epidemiology and Prevention

George Y. Wu, MD, PhD


March 03, 2020

Figure 1. Hepatitis B virus

According to WHO, hepatitis B prevalence is highest in the Western Pacific region and Africa, where 6.2% and 6.1%, respectively, of the adult population is infected. In the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, and Europe, it is estimated that 3.3%, 2.0%, and 1.6%, respectively, of the general population is infected. In the Americas, 0.7% of the population is infected.

Learn more about the epidemiology of hepatitis B.


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