|Title:||Evaluation of the routine hepatitis B immunization programme in palestine, 1996|
El Khodary, R.
|Abstract:||The objectives of this study were to evaluate routine hepatitis B immunization in Palestine. Blood samples of 119 children [89 fully immunized and 30 non-immunized] were analysed. The protective antibody levels among immunized children were greater than the non-immunized children. Antibody levels among the immunized children were lower in the older age group [> 36 months], but no sex differences in antibody level were apparent. Thus, hepatitis B immunization had an excellent impact on preventing hepatitis B transmission [85% preventive]. The non-responders constituted 14.6% of the sample, which is higher than other studies|
Hepatitis B Antibodies
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
|Subject:||Hepatitis B Vaccines|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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