According to France24
, Chinese scientists have now confirmed that tests show a prototype Hepatitis E vaccine works with absolute accuracy and is ready to be unveiled.
Chinese news media have confirmed that the vaccine's trial series is fully complete. A final test group of 100,000 volunteers re-confirmed 100 percent efficiency of the vaccine, as well as very few negative or unpleasant other effects.
The vaccine, HEV 239, will be a huge help to travelers visiting parts of the world that may see them susceptible to the water-borne virus. Hopefully, it will also soon be widely available to everyday occupants of the developing countries most at-risk for the serious disease.
The E strain of Hepatitis is a more recently discovered one, and has only been in medical books for a few decades; but like other types of Hepatitis, its high transmission rate has made it a devastatingly widespread illness, and one that does still kill in areas without proper medical access.