Infant vaccination against hepatitis B may have long-term benefits

09/3/2013 | HealthDay News

The introduction of a hepatitis B vaccination program for babies in Taiwan in 1984 was linked to a 90% decline in the number of hepatitis B-related deaths, a study showed. Among individuals born between 1977 and 2004, the overall number of liver cancer cases dropped by 80%, while the proportion of deaths caused by chronic liver disease and liver cancer declined by more than 90%.

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