The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award has gone to Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, for his lifetime of dedication to vaccinology, including his role in developing vaccines for Hepatitis A.

This award, established in the memory of Maurice Hilleman, honors major contributions to

Okay, the World Health Organization figures one billion people do not have access to any sort of improved drinking water source.  As a result, a growing number of health issues face developing countries such as diarrhoeal disease, schistosom`iasis, trachoma, intestinal helminths (ascariasis, trichuriasis and hookworm) and hepatitis A.

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1. CDC Viral Hepatitis – Features facts heets, links, news releases, surveillance, and vaccination information.
www.cdc.gov/NCIDOD/diseases/hepatitis/a/index.htm

2. US FDA/CFSAN – Bad Bug Book – Hepatitis A Virus
Clinical research compiled by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, includes symptoms, diagnosis, associated foods.
www.cfsan.fda.gov/~mow/chap31.html

3. MedlinePlus: Hepatitis A – Directory of articles, factsheets, and

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Marler Clark is the nation’s foremost law firm with a practice dedicated to representing victims of food poisoning, including victims of hepatitis A outbreaks.

Since 1993, Marler Clark’s lawyers have represented thousands of clients in litigation against restaurants and food companies whose food was traced as the source of illness.