Current Hepatitis Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 45-48

First online:

Hepatitis a vaccination

  • Tom OrliAffiliated withUAB Liver Center, University Boulevard
  • , Miguel R. ArguedasAffiliated withUAB Liver Center, University Boulevard Email author 

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Hepatitis A virus is a globally prevalent hepatotrophic pathogen.Infection generally results in an acute,self-limiting illness but with the potential for significant morbidity and mortality in a susceptible population.Safe and effective vaccines are currently available in the United States and worldwide.Implementation of successful vaccination programs has allowed for favorable shif ts in the epidemiology of this disease.