Journal article

Hepatitis in the tropics.

ID Gust, TA Ruff

The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 1993


Viral hepatitis, caused by one of five different viruses, is an important cause of illness in tropical countries and a significant cause of death. Vaccines against hepatitis A and B are now available and, if used widely, have the potential virtually to eliminate both these diseases (and also hepatitis D). Vaccines against hepatitis C and E are being developed.