About the book
Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can be highly dependent on environmental and social parameters. Thus, in today's changing environment, with a unique heterogeneity of causes, the overall incidence of this disease may suffer explosive outbreaks, at great economic costs. Limited access to clean water sources and poorly prepared food may favor its spread in some parts of the world, while, paradoxically, high living standards and disregard to basic hygiene, migration, and overpopulation may pose significant epidemiological threats in other regions.
Overall, cyclic epidemic recurrences are common, despite effective vaccination and a rise in worldwide awareness, through public campaigns. Important breakthroughs have been made in vaccination solutions, with established protocols and novel research, thus providing prevention solutions. Immunization efforts are still underway and important research is conducted in order to provide more robust solutions for effective inclusion in routine schemes of vaccinations.
Access to high-yield diagnostic tests is still problematic; an important area of research focuses on providing cost-effective, easy to administer diagnostic tests for a fast and reliable diagnosis.
However, recent advancements have been made in inactivating the virus and providing curative means for the disease. There are still many solutions being developed for removing the viral contamination from water and food sources.
With all these aspects in mind, we invite prospective authors, from all medical fields related to the management of viral hepatitis A, in submitting their original research or opinion pieces towards this book project.