Burden and prevention of viral hepatitis in Bulgaria.
Summary of "Burden and prevention of viral hepatitis in Bulgaria."
A meeting of the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board in Sofia, Bulgaria on 24-25 March 2011 reviewed the burden and prevention of viral hepatitis in the country. It examined the organization and funding of the health system, the surveillance systems for infectious diseases, and the epidemiology of viral hepatitis, especially the impact of the universal neonatal hepatitis B immunization programme introduced almost 20 years ago. It also looked at the implementation of new prevention strategies, such as the health mediator concept, as well as control measures and monitoring systems. Participants discussed the successes, the way forward and possible obstacles.
Formerly Coordinator, Documentation and Communication, Office of Governing Bodies, WHO, World Health Organization, Via Appia 20, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland.
This article was published in the following journal.
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21951876
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.09.064
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).
Viral Hepatitis Vaccines
Any vaccine raised against any virus or viral derivative that causes hepatitis.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS, a defective RNA virus that can only infect HEPATITIS B patients. For its viral coating, hepatitis delta virus requires the HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS produced by these patients. Hepatitis D can occur either concomitantly with (coinfection) or subsequent to (superinfection) hepatitis B infection. Similar to hepatitis B, it is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Immunoglobulins raised by any form of viral hepatitis; some of these antibodies are used to diagnose the specific kind of hepatitis.
Hepatitis, Viral, Animal
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in animals due to viral infection.
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