Hepatitis B in the Chinese community in Britain

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7029.507b (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:507
  1. Kam Yung Tang,
  2. Thomas Chan,
  3. Kevin A Fenton,
  4. Richard J C Gilson
  1. Health advocate Head of advocacy and interpreting service Camden and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust, London NW1 2LT
  2. 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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