The influx of Asians into the United States (both as refugees and immigrants) presented American public health authorities with a significant challenge because many of them were chronic hepatitis B carriers.
The carriers posed a real, but undetermined level of risk of spreading the infection to the larger community.
Of especial importance was the danger that susceptible children would be infected in day-care centers, because the earlier the age of exposure, the greater the risk of developing chronic carriership; which in turn is associated with cirrhosis and cancer of the liver in later life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, Réfugié, Discrimination, Immigration, Asiatique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Virose, Infection, Dissémination, Homme, Ethique, Porteur, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Racisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Refugee, Discrimination, Immigration, Asiatic, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Viral disease, Infection, Dissemination, Human, Ethics, Carrier, United States, North America, America, Racism
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0218600
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.