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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CDC Initiative Aims To Improve HBV Screening Among Foreign-born U.S. Residents

San Francisco—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a demonstration project to find, screen and treat immigrants and refugees living in the United States who come from countries where hepatitis B is endemic.

The project goal is to slow the spread of hepatitis B among foreign-born residents of the United States, who now account for the majority of chronic hepatitis B cases in this country.

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