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Our Vision: How Data Can Help Eliminate Hepatitis B

In 1963, the physician Baruch Blumberg discovered a protein in human blood that, five years later, was found to be part of the virus that causes hepatitis B by virologist Alfred Prince. These discoveries led vaccinologist Maurice Hilleman to design the first vaccine to prevent hepatitis B, which was approved for use in 1981. Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his...