Hepatitis B in the Chinese community in BritainBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7029.507b (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:507
- Kam Yung Tang,
- Thomas Chan,
- Kevin A Fenton,
- Richard J C Gilson
- Health advocate Head of advocacy and interpreting service Camden and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust, London NW1 2LT
- Lecturer in epidemiology Senior lecturer Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, University College London Medical School, London WC1E 6AU
EDITOR,—E H Boxall commented recently1 on the results of studies of screening for hepatitis B virus in antenatal clinics in the Netherlands2 3 and recommended a policy of universal antenatal screening in Britain. We are concerned about policies as they affect the Chinese community in Britain, a population with a high prevalence of carriers of hepatitis B.
Other aspects of the policy for controlling hepatitis B in Britain besides universal antenatal screening need to be reinforced. Protection of …
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