Hepatitis Vaccines

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis.

There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These 5 types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.

Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, C and D usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids. Common modes of transmission for these viruses include receipt of contaminated blood or blood products, invasive medical procedures using contaminated equipment and for hepatitis B transmission from mother to baby at birth, from family member to child, and also by sexual contact.

Acute infection may occur with limited or no symptoms, or may include symptoms such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark urine, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

  • Hepatitis C Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis Vaccines Research

Related Conference of Hepatitis Vaccines

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International Congress on Vaccines & Immunology

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33rdAnnual Vaccines & Vaccination Congress

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35th World Vaccines & Immunization Congress

Novotel Brisbane, Australia
March 21-22, 2019

32nd International Conference on Vaccines and Immunization

Hotel Holiday Inn, Aurelia Rome, Italy
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34th World Congress on Vaccines and Immunization

Auckland,Newzealand

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