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Hepatitis B in parts of former USSR.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8539559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hepatitis B is more frequent in many countries in eastern Europe than in the western part. In Poland the incidence is as high as 34 notified cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In the Baltic states the incidence is between 10 and 20, and in Russia 23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In the Baltic states the incidence has declined since 1986. This reduction has been most prominent in Lithuania, with 69%, followed by Latvia with 43% and Estonia with 23%. The infection is very often (> 50%) spread by non-sterile medical instruments.
T O Linglöf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-05     Completed Date:  1996-02-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Baltic States / epidemiology
Hepatitis B / epidemiology*
Poland / epidemiology
USSR / epidemiology

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