Timely public health follow-up is required for acute cases of hepatitis B, including immunoprophylaxis of susceptible contacts. Passive public health follow-up is provided for chronic cases. The majority of cases of hepatitis B virus in VCH are chronic. Positive hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBSAg) results are reported once only - subsequent positive results do not get reported. Public Health also works in conjuction with external providers to ensure delivery of prenatal, antenatal, and 7-mos follow-up for infants at high risk of hepatitis B infection.
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Follow Up Required
Report to: Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer
Includes clinical or practice updates/changes regarding the disease for the past six months. These updates may not have been noted in the SOPs or guidelines. Any updates older than six months will be archived on this page.