Transplant-Transmitted Hepatitis B Virus -- United States, 2010

Hellinger, Walter C.; Rosser, Barry G.; Keaveny, Andrew P.; Alcantara, Rebecca; Zaheer, Saad; Kay, Robyn; Pringle, Scott; Stump, Kevin; Schlessinger, Shirley; Richardson, Greg; Anderson, Jannifer; Byers, Paul; Crist, Matthew; Frost, Beth A.; Kainer, Marion A.; Killackey, Mary T.; Caruso, Amanda M.; Balart, Luis A.; Hachem, Rasmey; Turabelidze, George
August 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/19/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 32, p1087
This article discusses the prevalence of transplant-associated hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the U.S. in 2010. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated the case of a liver transplant recipient who developed HBV infection. The CDC examined the risk factors associated with HBV infection showed by other recipients of organs.


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