hepatitis A

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Synonyms for hepatitis A

an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter

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The highest rate of hepatitis A was found in Riverside County, where statistics found 51 cases per 100,000.
Maybe 20, 30 years ago, half the adult population (nationwide) would have had evidence of hepatitis A antibodies,'' Tormey said.
Someone who gets hepatitis A won't get it again and isn't a risk to transmit the virus once he or she is well.
County but statewide, to require hepatitis A vaccines for children entering kindergarten and preschool,'' Tormey said.
In August 1988, the Alabama Department of Public Health noted an increase in cases of serologically confirmed hepatitis A in persons living in several areas of the state.
Fifty-three patients who had serologically confirmed hepatitis A and 64 controls were interviewed by telephone; 51 (96%) of the patients and 33 (52%) of the controls had eaten raw oysters (OR=24; 95% CI=5.
Beginning September 30, 1988, hepatitis A cases among employees of businesses located in east Greensboro were reported to county health departments in central North Carolina.
3%) had received any doses of a vaccine against hepatitis A and hepatitis B and only 47% have discussed vaccination with their healthcare provider.
There are multiple options for vaccination against hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
Hep Team Chicago is the largest hepatitis A and hepatitis B public information campaign in the nation aimed at men who have sex with men.
specializes in the research, development, commercialization, and sales of human vaccines for infectious illnesses such as hepatitis A and hepatitis B, influenza, "SARS", and avian flu.
Sinovac now has two vaccines fully approved for sale in China - Healive(TM) for Hepatitis A and Bilive(TM) for Hepatitis A&B combined.
About 22 percent of adults who contract hepatitis A require hospitalization.
The costs for treating and controlling outbreaks of hepatitis A in the U.
We have led the way in the past with measles and polio and look forward to the day when no one has to have a concern about hepatitis A.