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Congenital hepatitis B virus infection

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70 to 90% of mothers who are HBeAG positive but HBeAb negative will transmit HBV to their offspring. This, however, may be prevented by giving at risk babies both anti-HBV immune globulin and active HBV vaccine. Babies of mothers who are HBeAb positive need only receive the active HBV vaccine.

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