Chapter 11. Epidemiology

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Daniel Lavanchy

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch11

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lavanchy, D. (2005) Epidemiology, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131



  • epidemiology;
  • hepatitis B virus;
  • impact of vaccination;
  • liver disease;
  • person-to-person spread


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Burden of the disease

  • Global distribution of HBV infection

  • Epidemiology of hepatitis B serotypes and genotypes

  • Impact of vaccination on HBV prevalence and liver disease

  • Transmission of HBV

  • HBV and co-infections

  • Disease associations with HBV

  • Alcohol and HBV

  • Aflatoxin and HBV

  • Conclusions