Hepatitis A: The Vaccine Dividend

Dienstag, Jules L.
May 2008
Journal of Infectious Diseases;5/1/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 9, p1220
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the effects of hepatitis A vaccination in the U.S. He stated that the study of Vorg has showed a 32% decrease of death related to hepatitis A between the prevaccine period of 1990-1995 and the post-vaccination recommendation period of 2000-2004. However, the proportion of hepatitis A deaths with underlying chronic liver disease (CLD) has increased from 44% in 1999 to 67% in 2004, despite the reduction in hepatitis A incidence during the postvaccination era.


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