Hepatitis B Virus

  • Scott Bowden


Hepatitis B is the most common form of viral hepatitis with more than 400 million people chronically infected. Of these chronic carriers, around 25% will develop serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In Australia, it is estimated that 1% of the population is chronically infected with hepatitis B; around 50% have a South East Asian background.


Basal Core Promoter Usual Amino Acid Positive Control Serum NIBSC Code Relax Circular 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victorian Infectious Diseases LaboratoryVIDRLMelbourneAustralia

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