Hepatitis B surface antibody response of household contacts of hepatitis B virus carriers in Palestine
AbstractTo evaluate the effectiveness of hepatitis B virus [HBV] vaccination of household contacts of HBV carriers in Tulkarm district, Palestine, quantitative hepatitis B surface [anti-HBs] antibody response in 161 household contacts was measured after vaccination. A seroprotective anti-HBs response [titre > or = 10 IU/L] was elicited in all vaccinated subjects. Of these 2.5% had titres of 10-99 IU/L, 61.5% 100-999 IU/L and 36.0% > or = 1000 IU/L.The number of vaccination doses had no effect on the achievement of seroprotection. HBV infection was demonstrated in 13 cases and their anti-HBV titres were in the range 25-350 IU/L
Adwan, K., Abu Hasan, N., Adwan, G. & Abu Khater, K. (2005). Hepatitis B surface antibody response of household contacts of hepatitis B virus carriers in Palestine. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116972
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (3), 494-498, 2005
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