Letters Hepatitis B

Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B in Canada

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5398 (Published 03 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5398
  1. Carla K Osiowy, research scientist1
  1. 1Public Health Agency of Canada, National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E 3R2
  1. carla.osiowy{at}phac-aspc.gc.ca

Davison and Strasser provide an excellent overview of the interpretation and use of hepatitis B virus (HBV) serology in the identification and management of people infected with the virus.1 Their summary included a map of HBV prevalence estimates throughout the world to guide screening of those born in countries with a high or …

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