Reactions of pediatricians to a new centers for disease control recommendation for universal immunization of infants with hepatitis B vaccine.
Despite immunization programs targeting high-risk groups, the incidence of hepatitis B has risen 37% over the last decade with 300000 new infections and 5000 related deaths now occurring annually in the United States.
As a new strategy to control the spread of hepatitis B, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended in November 1991 universal hepatitis B immunization of infants.
Details were published in an addendum to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
There was no other federal effort to disseminate this recommendation.
On February 14, 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a similar recommendation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, Vaccination, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Virose, Infection, Vaccin, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunisation, Nourrisson, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Viral disease, Infection, Vaccine, Prevention, United States, North America, America, Immunization, Infant, Human
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