Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 514

Full Length Research Paper

Seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa

Zemenu Abera Negesse and Daniel Getahun Debelo
Department of Applied Biology, Adama Science and Technology University, P. O. Box 1888, Adama, Ethiopia
Email: [email protected]

  •  Received: 13 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 July 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2019


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