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Liver Update: Long-Term Protection of Hepatitis A by vaccination in childhood

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Hepatitis A is an acute inflammatory liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection from close contact with infected people. It is considered to be highly endemic in the Indian subcontinent. Owing to poor sanitation, most of the population gets exposed to the virus in childhood. Epidemiological surveys suggests that seroprevalence is up to about 90% in children. It is usually asymptomatic in childhood and further offers lifelong immunity against the disease.  However, due to...
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