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Perinatal Related

 
Washoe County District Health Department Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
Program name: Washoe County District Health Department Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
Population served: HBsAg-positive pregnant women, their infants, and their household and sexual contacts
Eligibility: HBsAg-positive pregnant women, their infants, and their household and sexual contacts (residing in Washoe County)
Region served: Washoe County, Nevada
Funding: Combination of CDC immunization funds and local funds
Program started: 1990
Number of clients: Reported HBsAg-positive pregnant women range from 13-23 per year, infants born to those women and a range of 20-50 household/sexual contacts per year.
Contact: Denise Stokich, RN, BSN
Epidemiologist
P.O. Box 11130
1001 East 9th Street, Building B
P.O. Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520
Phone: (775) 328-6188
Fax: (775) 328-3764
Email: dstokich@washoecounty.us
Website: www.washoecounty.us/health
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Description:

The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) is a surveillance and reminder program for infants and household contacts of pregnant women who are HBsAg positive. The main goal of the PHBPP is to reduce the incidence of hepatitis B in infants born to women with hepatitis B virus infection. A follow-up system is in place to help assure that infants born to HBsAg-positive women receive appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis. Infants born to HBsAg-positive women are screened for HBsAg (to see if they have hepatitis B) and anti-HBs (to see if they have adequate antibody [are protected] against hepatitis B). This follow-up testing is done at 9-15 months of age. Additionally, all household and sexual contacts of pregnant women with hepatitis B are identified, tested, and susceptible contacts are offered the 3-dose series of hepatitis B vaccine.


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