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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.

Communicable disease control manual

  • Reportable
  • Follow Up Required
  • Report to Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer