Sunday , April 18 2021

Symptoms and consequences of hepatitis B – 24 hours of data – 24 hours



Sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea and AIDS have shown a steady increase in Chile in recent years. Script for that Hepatitis B is also part of the reason the Health Ministry has increased the age of vaccination of newborns, previously immunized for two months.

According to the report of the Department of Immunization 2019 of the Ministry of Health, most cases in relation to residents occurred in 2013, but since 2009 there has been a steady increase in the amount of the affected.

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Graphic: Minsal.

Last year the rate was 6 for every one hundred thousand inhabitants. The group of 20 to 49 years concentrated 79% of all cases. Between 20 and 34 years, the highest reporting rates were displayed (11.2 and 16.7 per hundred thousand inhabitants).

At the epidemiological level, the alarms continued when 48 cases of hepatitis B have been reported in pregnant women, more than twice the 21 patients reported in 2017. In addition, there were 2 children infected between 1 and 8 years.

The report shows that "Of the total cases in women, pregnant women represented 20% of them. 85% of pregnant women are foreigners. "

With the measure to promote the vaccine for newborns, it is designed to prevent vertical transmission (from mother to child) from the hepatitis B virus, within 24 hours after delivery.


Gonorrhea, hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV: new data show an increase in cases from 2010