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Manual for the surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases. Chapter 3: Hepatitis A
  • Published Date:
    Aug 2011
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 250.50 KB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.)
  • Series:
    Manual for the surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases ; chapter 3
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Chapter 3 of: Manual for the surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases. 5th Edition, 2011.

    Hepatitis A is caused by infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV), a non-enveloped RNA virus that is classified as a picornavirus. It was first isolated in 1979. Humans are the only natural host, although several nonhuman primates have been infected in laboratory conditions. Depending on conditions, HAV can be stable in the environment for months. The virus is relatively stable at low pH levels and moderate temperatures but can be inactivated by high temperature (185°F [85°C] or higher), formalin, and chlorine.

    chpt03-hepa.pdf

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