Author Affiliations: Centre for the Evaluation
of Vaccination, WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of
Viral Hepatitis, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University
of Antwerp, Belgium.
When new vaccines are developed, the epidemiology and pathology of vaccine-preventable
infectious diseases are revisited and rewritten. This was true with hepatitis
A vaccines more than 10 years ago. Hepatitis A epidemiology shows that an
increasing part of the adolescent and adult population in industrialized countries
is becoming susceptible to hepatitis A virus infection, as infection in childhood
Van Damme P, Van Herck K. Effect of Hepatitis A Vaccination Programs. JAMA. 2005;294(2):246–248. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.294.2.246
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