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Hepatits vaccine, often prescribed for travellers, facing shortage in Canada

January 11, 2019 3:55 PM
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Hepatitis A is mostly spread through contaminated food and water. Most people infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage, but in some cases infection can lead to sudden liver failure.

Hepatitis B, a more serious disease primarily spread through sex, can lead to a chronic infection that increases the risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.

Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline says vaccine production is a complex process that can take 10 to 26 months, and product shortages can occur due to unexpected demand, supply-chain disruptions or production issues.

Source: thestar.com

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