Incidence of hepatitis A in Israel following universal immunization of toddlers.

@article{Dagan2005IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of hepatitis A in Israel following universal immunization of toddlers.},
  author={Ron Dagan and Alex Leventhal and Emilia Anis and Paul Slater and Yaffa Ashur and Daniel Shouval},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={294 2},
  pages={
          202-10
        }
}
CONTEXT In Israel, the mean annual incidence of hepatitis A disease was 50.4 per 100 000 during 1993-1998. A 2-dose universal hepatitis A immunization program aimed at children aged 18 and 24 months (without a catch-up campaign) was started in 1999. OBJECTIVE To observe the impact of toddlers-only universal vaccination on hepatitis A virus disease in Israel. DESIGN AND SETTING Ongoing passive national surveillance of hepatitis A cases in Israel has been conducted since 1993 by the Ministry… CONTINUE READING

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