• On the basis of strong epidemiologic evidence, hepatitis viruses are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in young infants and children throughout the world. (1)(22)(33) • On the basis of research evidence, hepatitis A and B vaccines are effective in preventing disease. Furthermore, data strongly demonstrate that hepatitis A and B vaccines are safe in young infants and children. (23)(24)(26)(34) • On the basis of strong evidence, pregnant mothers should be screened and concomitant active and passive immunization against hepatitis B should be provided to newborns as a strategy to prevent chronic hepatitis B in children. (44)(47) • On the basis of new research, the use of antiviral agents is beneficial in the treatment of and potential clearance of chronic infections caused by hepatitis B and C viruses. (54)(55)(57)(58).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health