Prevention of perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission.


Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, 6/F, Professorial Block, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China. [Email]


Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains endemic and continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality. It is a global health issue and the World Health Organization aims to eradicate HBV by 2030. Since vertical transmission accounts for the majority of chronic HBV infection, pregnancy offers an excellent opportunity to achieve complete HBV eradication by providing effective immunization of the offspring.


Antiviral treatment,Hepatitis B virus,Immunoprophylaxis failure,Labour,Pregnancy,Vaccination,Vertical transmission,