HBV A Silent Epidemic Among Hmong

June 27, 2010

Almost 17% of Fresno Co. Hmong have hepatitis B, but most don't know they're infected.

By Barbara Anderson / The Fresno Bee

One of six Hmong in Fresno County could be infected with hepatitis, according to a new health survey that has shocked community leaders and added urgency to the fight against the liver disease.

But it won't be easy: Most don't realize they're infected.