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Hepatitis A Virus Infection, Vaccination and Iranian Healthcare Workers

Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh 1 , 2 , Hamidreza Karimi-Sari 1 , 2 , Fardin Dolatimehr 1 , 2 and Seyed Moayed Alavian 2 , *
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1 Students Research Committee, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Middle East Liver Diseases Center (MELD), Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Hepatitis Monthly: December 01, 2015, 15 (12); e35238
  • Published Online: December 29, 2015
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: December 4, 2015
  • Accepted: December 4, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.35238

To Cite: Rezaee-Zavareh M S, Karimi-Sari H, Dolatimehr F, Alavian S M. Hepatitis A Virus Infection, Vaccination and Iranian Healthcare Workers, Hepat Mon. 2015 ; 15(12):e35238. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.35238.

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1. Context
2. Evidence Acquisition
3. Results
4. Conclusions
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