Hepatitis B and C in travellers

Most practitioners know of the risk for hepatitis A infection in travellers, but the risks for hepatitis B and C are often downplayed when giving pre-travel health and vaccination advice.

A recently published study has provided Australian data on acquisition of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Australian travellers. 1 

This was the first study to examine the incidence of HCV infection in travellers and the first study to quantify risk of HBV