Current Hepatitis Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 45–48

Hepatitis a vaccination


DOI: 10.1007/s11901-006-0002-3

Cite this article as:
Orli, T. & Arguedas, M.R. Curr hepatitis rep (2006) 5: 45. doi:10.1007/s11901-006-0002-3


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UAB Liver CenterUniversity BoulevardBirminghamUSA