Role of Local Health Department
The role of the local health department is imperative in ensuring infants born to hepatitis B-positive women are protected from infection. Local disease investigators work to build relationships and provide information to patients, providers, and delivery facilities to make certain all parties are aware of the extra steps needed to protect the newborn.
The Disease Investigation Guidelines page provides step-by-step instructions for case management.
Case management can take upwards of two years and is outlined in the chart: