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The risk of perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission: hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) prevalence estimates for all world regions

  • Jördis J Ott1Email author,
  • Gretchen A Stevens1 and
  • Steven T Wiersma1
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:131

Received: 20 February 2012

Accepted: 18 May 2012

Published: 9 June 2012

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Original Submission
20 Feb 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Hall
7 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brian J McMahon
15 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Jördis J Ott
Resubmission - Version 2
15 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 May 2012 Editorially accepted
9 Jun 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-131

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Authors’ Affiliations

World Health Organization