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Correction: The Increasing Burden of Imported Chronic Hepatitis B — United States, 1974–2008

  • Tarissa Mitchell,
  • Gregory L. Armstrong,
  • Dale J. Hu,
  • Annemarie Wasley,
  • John A. Painter

Correction: The Increasing Burden of Imported Chronic Hepatitis B — United States, 1974–2008

  • Tarissa Mitchell, 
  • Gregory L. Armstrong, 
  • Dale J. Hu, 
  • Annemarie Wasley, 
  • John A. Painter
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There are changes to the second through fifth sentences of the fifth paragraph of the Discussion section. The section should be:

Immigrants are required to receive ACIP-recommended vaccines during the exam; therefore, immigrating children receive hepatitis B vaccine [21]. The ACIP currently recommends screening prior to vaccination for all persons born in high-endemicity countries.* The ACIP also recommends hepatitis B vaccine for certain groups of at-risk adults*, but makes no specific recommendation for vaccination of adult immigrants from intermediate- or high-endemicity countries.

*[CDC. A comprehensive immunization strategy to eliminate transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Part 2: immunization of adults. MMWR 2006;55(No. RR-16), p. 27-28].