Where might Hepatitis B be a problem for travellers?
The Australian guideline recommends Hepatitis B vaccination for “travel to areas where hepatitis B is endemic.”
Hepatitis B is found in 1% of australians. The definition of “endemic” requires that Hepatitis B occurs in at least 8% of the population. This includes:
- Most of East and South East Asia
- Parts of Central Asia
- Pacific Island Groups
- Much of South America
- Sub-Saharan Africa