Burden of chronic hepatitis B infection (HBsAg positivity) by WHO region, 2019
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Global chronic hepatitis B infections for 2019 totaled 296 million. Infections by region were: Region of the Americas: 6 million, European Region: 14 million, Western Pacific Region: 116 infection, African Region: 82 million, Eastern Mediterranean Region: 18 million, and South-East Asia Region: 60 million.
Data source: World Health Organization (2021). Global Progress Report 2021: HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections. Overview of the Global Health Sector Strategies, past and future.