A serologic follow-up of the 1942 epidemic of post-vaccination hepatitis in the United States Army.

@article{Seeff1987ASF,
  title={A serologic follow-up of the 1942 epidemic of post-vaccination hepatitis in the United States Army.},
  author={Leonard B. Seeff and Gilbert W Beebe and Jay H. Hoofnagle and Jane E. Norman and Z Buskell-Bales and Jeanne G. Waggoner and Neil Kaplowitz and Raymond S. Koff and John L Petrini and Eugene R Schiff},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={316 16},
  pages={965-70}
}
An epidemic of icteric hepatitis in 1942 affected approximately 50,000 U.S. Army personnel. This outbreak was linked to specific lots of yellow-fever vaccine stabilized with human serum. To identify the responsible virus and the consequences of the epidemic, during 1985 we interviewed and serologically screened 597 veterans who had been in the army in 1942… CONTINUE READING