Hepatitis A (HAV) produces a self-limiting liver disease which can produce a range of symptoms such as nausea, anorexia, fever, malaise or abdominal pain. Unlike Hepatitis B and C viruses it does not cause a long term chronic infection although it can manifest itself as prolonged or relapsing disease for up to six months. The HAV virus is transmitted by person-to-person transmission through the fecal-oral route sometimes in outbreaks to due ingestion of contaminated food. Many countries in Africa, LATAM and SE Asia have high or intermediate endemnicity for HAV.
The Hepatitis A vaccine is highly effective at preventing HAV infection and is now recommended for all children at age 1 year in the United States and other selected countries which have added the vaccine as part of a national immunization program (NIP). The HAV vaccine is also widely used in the travelling population to high or intermediate endemic countries.
This MarketVIEW is a comprehensive commercial opportunity assessment which forecasts the potential (value/volume) of monovalent HAV vaccines in the travelling population from EU, North Amercia and selected ROWD countries of origin. The model uses a ""build up"" methodology based upon number of trips to HAV endemic countries forecasted to 2030. It is designed to compliment other VacZine Analytics analyses focused on HAV vaccines..