Hepatitis A virus infection: diagnostic tests

  • Edouard Kurstak


The transmission of hepatitis A virus (HAV) to certain species of marmosets (Deinhardt et al., 1967; Holmes et al., 1969), visualization of small spherical HAV particles by immune electron microscopy in fecal extracts (Feinstone et al., 1973) and the successful propagation of HAV in 1979 in primary mono-layer and in continuous cell cultures of primate origin (Provost and Hilleman, 1979) had major impact on hepatitis A disease research in view of the earlier unsuccessful attempts to identify and diagnose HAV infection.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edouard Kurstak
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    • 2
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of MontrealCanada
  2. 2.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.King Fahad National Guard HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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