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Friday, February 25, 2011

Prevalence of Acute Hepatitis B Higher Among Adults with Diabetes

The incidence of acute hepatitis B is significantly higher among adults with diabetes than those without diabetes, and is increased, specifically, among people aged 23 to 59 years, according to new data presented today at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting.

People aged 60 years and older with diabetes also had a higher incidence of acute hepatitis B when compared with adults without diabetes, but this was not statistically significant, according to Meredith Reilly, MPH, from the division of viral hepatitis at the CDC.

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