Global Hepatitis B

Updated July 25, 2022

Hepatitis B kills 820,000 people per year, and approximately 296 million people are living with hepatitis B around the world. CDC provides scientific and technical support to help partners and countries decrease the burden of hepatitis B around the world.

Woman holds up smiling baby post COVID lockdown

A happy Naina Patel with her daughter at Mamta Diwas (VHND) at Chanota Fadia, AW Baria, Gujarat as routine immunizations and checkups resume post COVID-19 lockdown. Photo Credit: ©UNICEF/Panjwani

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296 Million people are living with hepatitis b globally

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Page last reviewed: March 22, 2022
Content source: Global Immunization