Nesi Publications

Burden of hepatitis B virus infection in Belgium

Meheus A, Dochez C.
Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection 2008; 23:45-49.

Hepatitis B vaccination in Africa: mission accomplished?

François G, Dochez C, Mphahlele MJ, Burnett R, Van Hal G, Meheus A.
Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection 2008; 23:24-28.

Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection 2008; 23:1-60

François G, Mphahlele MJ, Hoosen A, Leroux-Roels G, Kew M, van den Heever J, Meheus A (eds).

Hepatitis B ranks among the greatest health concerns globally, with over two billion people having evidence of exposure and at least 250 million people being chronic hepatitis B virus carriers. The public health significance of hepatitis B virus infection is frequently underestimated, as it takes many years for its complications to appear.

This issue of the Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection addresses the public health aspects of childhood vaccination programmes in South Africa and Belgium, with a focus on hepatitis B vaccination.

Fighting child mortality through immunisation

A. Meheus
eCourier N°11, May 2006