Pp. 347-358 (12)
Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Viviane Martha Santos de Morais, Ana Cecília Cavalcanti de Albuquerque and Georgea Gertrudes de Oliveira Mendes Cahu
The hepatitis B virus is a hepatotropic agent belongs to the hepadnaviridae
family. He is responsible for 350 million infections worldwide and is estimated two
billion people have been infected. However, after implementation of universal HBV
vaccination in infants occurred to decrease prevalence in many parts of the world.
Their transmission occurs by cuts in skin and mucosa, unprotected sex and
parenterally, sharing needles and syringes, tattoos, piercings, dental or surgical
Epidemiology, Hepatitis B virus, HBV vaccination, HBsAg, Occult
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Virology Division of Laboratory of Immunopathology Keizo Asami, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.