A New study releaesed today revealed the discovery of a new vaccine for Hepatitis E. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers in china discovered a new vaccine for the disease.
20 million people are infected with Hepatitis E every year
Statistics showed that more than 20 million people are infected with Hepatitis E each year, about 60,000 will die.
60,000 people get the vaccine in the study
About 60,000 people get three shots of the vaccine and a similar number was injected with hepatitis B as a control group. After 4.5 years of follow up 60 people got the disease of whom 7 were given the vaccine while 53 are from the group that has not taken the vaccine.
ninety percent of those who were given the vaccine maintain antibodies level after 4.5 years
The new study showed that 90 % of who were given the vaccine maintain high antibodies level after 4.5 years.