Hepatitis A InfoCenter

THIS PAGE contains links to a variety of Hepatitis A information and news. This information is updated periodically. For easier navigation, this page has been subdivided into Publications, Papers, etc., and News Reports. All papers are copyright and permission for reproduction must be granted.

Publications, Papers and Web Site

April 11, 2000: The number of hepatitis A infections may be several times higher than the number of cases actually reported, especially in youngsters aged 0 to 4 years, researchers announced at the 10th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease here.

March 1, 2000: Hepatitis A, which infects up to 200,000 Americans each year, is a highly contagious virus that attacks the liver. Infected individuals can unknowingly infect others 2 weeks prior to feeling ill themselves. Up to 22 percent of adult hepatitis A patients require hospitalization and approximately 100 people in this country die every year from the disease. Want to learn more? Here is a Hepatitis A Fact sheet for 2000/

At least five viruses, designated by the first five letters of the alphabet, are responsible for the vast majority of cases of acute and chronic virus-associated hepatitis. Previous and future issues of Hepatitis Update focus predominantly on clinically relevant topics related to hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. In Hepatitis Update 14, an overview of the other hepatitis viruses will be presented, highlighting important recent clinically relevant advances.

This multicenter study compared the safety and immunogenicity of inactivated hepatitis A vaccine in patients with chronic liver disease and healthy subjects.

Serious hepatitis A: An analysis of patients hospitalized during an urban epidemic in the United States.

Hepatitis Vaccination: Questions and Answers.

Hepatitis A Fast Facts

Dr. Vivian Lee: Hepatitis Symposium

News Reports

April 21, 2000: Liver cells grown in the lab may help to keep patients with liver disease alive while they wait for a liver transplant, according to a report presented this week at the Experimental Biology 2000 meeting.

March 1, 2000: Childhood Hepatitis A vaccination recommended by the CDC, AAP and AAFP.

February 2, 1998: Hepatitis A is most common in children and young adults, but anyone can get hepatitis A.

January 28, 1998: In the alphabet soup of hepatitis infections, researchers have found adding A to C can be a deadly mix. Hepatitis A deadly in hepatitis C sufferers

September 12, 1997: Deadly hepatitis A outbreak studied

April 3, 1997 Quick Response By State Officials Contains Hepatitis A Outbreak

April 3, 1997 Los Angeles Health Officials React To Hepatitis Threat

April 1, 1997 Schools Alerted to Hepatitis A.

Vaccinations In Alaska Indicate Utility of Hepatitis A Vaccine In Stemming Outbreaks of Hepatitis A: PR Newswire.

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