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%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% 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% 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|
Annual Summary of hepatitis B disease in Minnesota, including perinatal hepatitis B. Archives available on the web from 1998-2017.