Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

The implications of the findings are global. 


Taiwanese researchers report a 90 percent reduction in deaths from complications of hepatitis B since the country began its infant vaccination program in 1984.

Vaccinations have also decreased the spread of hepatitis B, which can cause liver damage, liver cancer and a deadly reaction in babies called infant fulminant hepatitis, the researchers said.

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