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The HPV Vaccine - A Necessary Weapon in the Fight against Cancers

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DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.421

Sir,

 

The burden of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Latin American and the Caribbean must be underscored as the region has recorded some of the highest rates (1), reporting 80% of the cervical cancers in the world (2). With a population of  over 1 million women ages 15 years and older at risk of developing HPV (3) , Jamaica boasts a world leading prevalence rate of 54% (4), 35 % of which is oncogenic (5), the highest incidence being among the younger age groups. HPV is also responsible for oral, vuval, vaginal and anal cancers in women and penile oral and anal cancers in men.

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07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 15 Sep, 2016

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