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Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

ISBN 978-0-309-21435-3 865 pages 6x9 HARDBACK (2012)

Kathleen Stratton, Andrew Ford, Erin Rusch, and Ellen Wright Clayton, Editors; Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines; Institute of Medicine

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Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

8 Hepatitis B Vaccine

INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a 42-nm spherical particle that replicates primarily in the liver of infected individuals (Mast and Ward, 2008). In infected persons, the virus can be found in most bodily fluids, with the highest infectious concentration in the serum and with transmittable levels also found in semen and saliva (Alter et al., 1977; Bancroft et al., 1977; CDC, 2006; Scott et al., 1980). The virus is very hardy and can live on surfaces for more than 7 days (CDC, 2006). Among adults, the primary modes of transmission are sexual intercourse with persons with chronic lifelong infection (carriers) and percutaneous exposure to the virus due to intravenous drug usage or occupational exposures to needles and other sharp objects (CDC, 2006). In the United States, exposure in children 5 years old and under is generally limited...

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