Hepatitis B markers and vaccination-induced protection rate among Albanian pregnant women in Greece

World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Nov 21;15(43):5498-9. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5498.


Hepatitis B has long been a serious public health problem both in Greece and in Albania. In the February 2009 issue of World Journal of Gastroenterology, Resuli et al presented the interesting epidemiological data concerning hepatitis B virus infection in Albania. The results of this study were discussed and several data from our similar research were provided.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Albania
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods
  • Female
  • Greece
  • Hepatitis B / ethnology
  • Hepatitis B / metabolism*
  • Hepatitis B / prevention & control*
  • Hepatitis B Vaccines / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / immunology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / prevention & control*
  • Vaccination


  • Hepatitis B Vaccines