Prevention of hepatitis B in travellers: pre-travel consultation
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Prevention of hepatitis B in travellers: pre-travel consultation

Norma Evans Travel health and vaccines specialist nurse, Travel Fit Education Services, Cheshire

Foreign travel is increasing and many travellers are at risk of developing hepatitis B. This article examines the epidemiology, diagnosis and prevention of this disease to enable health professionals to offer appropriate support and advice to travellers at pre-travel consultations.

Correspondence norma@travelfit.co.uk

Nursing Standard. 21, 33,52-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.04.21.33.52.c4549

Published in print: 25 April 2007

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