Hepatitis E, a Vaccine-Preventable Cause of Maternal Deaths

  title={Hepatitis E, a Vaccine-Preventable Cause of Maternal Deaths},
  author={Alain Bernard Labrique and Shegufta S. Sikder and Lisa J. Krain and Keith P West and Parul Christian and Mahbubur Rashid and Kenrad E. Nelson},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of illness and of death in the developing world and disproportionate cause of deaths among pregnant women. Although HEV vaccine trials, including trials conducted in populations in southern Asia, have shown candidate vaccines to be effective and well-tolerated, these vaccines have not yet been produced or made available to susceptible populations. Surveillance data collected during 2001-2007 from >110,000 pregnancies in a population of ≈650,000 women in… CONTINUE READING
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