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Hepatitis in the tropics.

Gust ID, Ruff TA
International Health Program, Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research, Fairfield, Vic.


Viral hepatitis, caused by one of five different viruses, is an important cause of illness in tropical countries and a significant cause of death. Vaccines against hepatitis A and B are now available and, if used widely, have the potential virtually to eliminate both these diseases (and also hepatitis D). Vaccines against hepatitis C and E are being developed.


  • Journal: The Medical Journal of Australia
  • Published: 15/11/1993
  • Volume: 159
  • Issue: 10
  • Pagination: 691-695

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