Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 3rd, 2001
After studying an outbreak of hepatitis A virus among the population of Maricopa, Arizona, in 1997, epidemiologists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said having contact with adults or children associated with child care centers was the single factor associated with new cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection during that epidemic. Although HAV vaccine is not routinely recommended for children, the case highlights the importance of devising vaccine strategies to cover...
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