Perinatal Hepatitis B Statistics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Perinatal Hepatitis B Statistics

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provides case management to infants born to hepatitis B positive women. Of these infants, over 99 percent received treatment (consisting of vaccine and hepatitis B immune globulin) at birth.

Hepatitis B is transmitted very efficiently from an infected woman to her infant at birth. If infected, up to 90 percent of babies will develop chronic hepatitis B infection which can lead to liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer and even death. Treatment initiated within 12 hours after birth is up to 94 percent effective at preventing this serious infection. Prevention efforts depend upon maintaining high treatment rates.

Year Number of infants born to hepatitis B-positive women in MN Number of infants identified as hepatitis B-positive during reporting year
2000 385 6
2001 370 6
2002
375
6
2003
415
6
2004 409 5
2005 436 4
2006 427 6
2007 451 1
2008 445 5
2009 410 4
2010 457 5
2011 414 1
2012 457 1
2013 404 1
2014 443 0
2015 409 3
2016 427 1


Disease Control Newsletter (DCN)

Annual Summary of hepatitis B disease in Minnesota, including perinatal hepatitis B. Archives available on the web from 1998-2015.

 

Updated Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 04:14PM