Hepatitis A virus vaccine escape variants and potential new serotype emergence

Unai Pérez-Sautu, M. Isabel Costafreda, Joan Caylà, Cecilia Tortajada, Josep Lite, Albert Bosch, Rosa M. Pintó

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Abstract

Six hepatitis A virus antigenic variants that likely escaped the protective effect of available vaccines were isolated, mostly from men who have sex with men. The need to complete the proper vaccination schedules is critical, particularly in the immunocompromised population, to prevent the emergence of vaccine-escaping variants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-737
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Pérez-Sautu, U., Costafreda, M. I., Caylà, J., Tortajada, C., Lite, J., Bosch, A., & Pintó, R. M. (2011). Hepatitis A virus vaccine escape variants and potential new serotype emergence. Emerging infectious diseases, 17(4), 734-737. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1704.101169