Vaccine program wipes out hepatitis A

Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Alaska health officials say the state's hepatitis A vaccination program has virtually wiped out hepatitis A infections in the state.

Officials also say the program has cut down on the rates of the disease among Alaska Natives from among the highest in the nation to among the lowest.

Officials say the program's success is detailed in an article recently published in the journal "Vaccine."

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